Argo Group International (AGII) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.11

News headlines about Argo Group International (NASDAQ:AGII) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Argo Group International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 48.7279958778703 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on AGII shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Argo Group International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub cut Argo Group International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded Argo Group International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $67.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 28th.

Argo Group International (NASDAQ:AGII) traded up $0.05 on Thursday, hitting $59.15. The stock had a trading volume of 74,778 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,656. The company has a market capitalization of $1,740.78, a PE ratio of 34.88 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Argo Group International has a 1-year low of $56.15 and a 1-year high of $69.03.

In related news, Director Gary V. Woods purchased 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $61.28 per share, for a total transaction of $1,225,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,652 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,736,274.56. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kevin James Rehnberg sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.74, for a total value of $149,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 30,793 shares in the company, valued at $1,839,573.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 17,524 shares of company stock worth $1,067,061. 4.86% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Argo Group International

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Excess and Surplus Lines segment carriers focus on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite.

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