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Assurant, Inc (AIZ) is a leading insurance-specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$162.36 after a previous close of US$162.08. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD162.23 to a high of USD163.3. The latest price was USD162.86 (25 minute delay). Assurant is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Assurant
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Assurant. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AIZ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Assurant reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$163.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Assurant, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Assurant. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Assurant key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Assurant stock a buy or sell?
- Assurant performance over time
- Can I short Assurant shares?
- Is Assurant suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Assurant shares over-valued?
- Assurant's financials
- How volatile are Assurant shares?
- Does Assurant pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Assurant share priceUse our graph to track the performance of AIZ stocks over time.
Assurant shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$94.8494 - US$163.81|
|50-day moving average||US$158.7329|
|200-day moving average||US$141.6209|
|Dividend yield||US$2.58 (1.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$7.176|
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Assurant price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-11)||4.28%|
|3 months (2021-03-11)||19.34%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||23.17%|
|1 year (2020-06-11)||55.39%|
|2 years (2019-06-11)||56.60%|
|3 years (2018-06-11)||71.22%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||92.12%|
Is Assurant under- or over-valued?
Valuing Assurant stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Assurant's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Assurant's P/E ratio
Assurant's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Assurant shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Assurant's PEG ratio
Assurant's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.46. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Assurant's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Assurant's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Assurant's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$10.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.9%|
|Market capitalisation||US$9.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Assurant shares
There are currently 766,568 Assurant shares held short by investors – that's known as Assurant's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 777,496 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Assurant shares can be evaluated.
Assurant's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Assurant's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Assurant shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Assurant shares traded daily (recently around 330417.24137931). Assurant's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 Assurant shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 shares are currently held short.
However Assurant's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Assurant shares, or, against the total number of tradable Assurant shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Assurant's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Assurant shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Assurant shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Assurant.
Find out more about how you can short Assurant stock.
Assurant's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Assurant.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Assurant's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 31.65
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Assurant's overall score of 31.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Assurant is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Assurant's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.26/100
Assurant's environmental score of 7.26 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Assurant's social score
Social score: 17.15/100
Assurant's social score of 17.15 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Assurant's governance score
Governance score: 19.75/100
Assurant's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Assurant's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Assurant scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Assurant hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||31.65|
|Total ESG percentile||46.54|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||3|
Assurant share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30.89% of net profits
Recently Assurant has paid out, on average, around 30.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Assurant shareholders could enjoy a 1.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assurant's case, that would currently equate to about $2.58 per share.
While Assurant's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Assurant may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Assurant's most recent dividend payout was on 21 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Assurant share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Assurant's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$94.8494 up to US$163.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Assurant's is 0.637. This would suggest that Assurant's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Assurant, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect, and connect consumer purchases in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Global Lifestyle, Global Housing, and Global Preneed. The Global Lifestyle segment offers mobile device solutions, and extended service products and related services for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and appliances; vehicle protection and related services; and credit protection and other insurance products. The Global Housing segment provides lender-placed homeowners insurance, manufactured housing, and flood insurance; and renters insurance and related products, as well as voluntary manufactured housing insurance, voluntary homeowners insurance, and other specialty products. The Global Preneed segment offers pre-funded funeral insurance, final need insurance, and related services. The company was formerly known as Fortis, Inc. and changed its name to Assurant, Inc. in February 2004. Assurant, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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