Assured Guaranty EPS May Fall Over 60 Percent on Detroit Bankruptcy

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UBS research team has trimmed the second-quarter operating EPS estimates for Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) from $0.67 to $0.25 for its exposure to Detroit. That is a whopping 60 percent cut for the insurance giant. Brian Meredith and Marie Lunackova of UBS Investment Research in their report, however, maintained their buy rating on Assured Guaranty. Assured Guaranty is a bond insurer which covers debt obligations, including variable-interest entities, which enables firms to keep certain assets off of their balance sheets. Detroit losses an earnings, not a balance sheet event UBS research team estimates per-share loss of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) at…

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Mani is a Senior Financial Consultant. He has worked in Senior Management role in large banking, financial and information technology organizations. He has provided solutions for major banking and securities firms across the globe in the area of retail, corporate and investment banking. He holds MBA (Finance) and Professional Management Accounting Qualifications. His hobbies are tracking global financial developments and watching sports