Home Sectors Financial Services Current Movement: Assurant (NYSE: AIZ)

Current Movement: Assurant (NYSE: AIZ)


Assurant is part of the financial services sector and insurance industry. The company CEO is Alan B. Colberg. Assurant Inc is a provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other international markets.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AIZ stock showed a previous change of -0.19% with an open at 97.04 and a close of 97.13. It reached an intraday high of 97.64 and a low of 95.89.

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The stock has a market cap of $6.0b with 62.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 9.8m shares. Trading volume reached 278,610 shares compared to its average volume of 394,339 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Assurant shares returned -0.89% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 10.48%. Over three months, it changed 2.61%. In one year it has changed 5.41% and within that year its 52-week high was 111.43 and its 52-week low was 82.31. AIZ stock is 18.01% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 98.45 and a 50 day moving average of 93.21. Currently AIZ stock is trading -1.34% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 9.3 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.44. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.46. The TTM EPS is 7.01, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.86. Historically, the PE high was 46.30 and the PE low was 6.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 42.05, which is a decrease of -56.71%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.06
06-30-2018:  2.11
03-31-2018:  2.00
12-31-2017:  1.84

The dividend per share is currently 2.40, which is a dividend yield of 2.47%. Also, the payout ratio is 34.24%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 104.84, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 7.35%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 137.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,961,140, which is 3.16% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 5.17. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.63

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.37%, return on assets is 1.40%, profit margin is 3.97%, price-to-sales is 1.06 and price-to-book is 1.16.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 4  :Overall Score

John Jones
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