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ARGO

Argo Group

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Argo Group urges shareholders to vote for director nominees

Argo Group International sent a letter from the independent directors of Argo's Board of Directors to Argo's shareholders, which read in part, "We are pleased to note that the leading independent proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services, has recommended that Argo shareholders vote FOR all five of Argo's nominees and AGAINST all of Voce's nominees. ISS concluded that Voce failed to make a case for its slate of nominees, "particularly given the company's strong performance and a thoughtful refreshment process that has resulted in the addition of appropriate skill sets to the Board over the past two years." In making its recommendation, ISS highlighted that "the company has delivered strong TSR over the short- and long-term and has demonstrated good overall governance." ISS also noted that Argo's Board's "ongoing refreshment process...incorporates active, contributing, and additive Board members." We urge you to vote TODAY on the WHITE proxy card FOR ALL of the Argo nominees in proposal 1 and AGAINST each of proposals 5 through 12, which are Voce's proposals to remove and replace Argo's highly qualified directors with Voce's nominees. Over the past several months, we have shared with you how our directors' robust oversight is enhanced by your Board's commitment to ongoing refreshment practices that ensure the Board has the right skill set to drive continuous performance improvements that we believe will deliver best-in-class shareholder returns. We have detailed the merits of our distinctive specialty insurance franchise, built by our management team, overseen by your Board of Directors and predicated on underwriting excellence, prudent investment management and thoughtful capital allocation. We have provided you with objective facts and reasoned analysis, not "flashy diatribe." Our strategy is delivering strong results with more success to come...Argo urges shareholders to vote the WHITE proxy card "FOR" all of the Company's highly qualified director nominees in connection with Argo's Annual Meeting of Shareholders."

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ARGO Argo Group
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Argo shares could double in four years, William Blair says in upgrade
William Blair analyst Adam Klauber last night upgraded Argo Group to Outperform from Market Perform citing an improving growth profile. Argo is beginning to emerge as a long-term midcap growth insurer, Klauber tells investors in a research note. He believes a "dislocation" in Excess & Surplus markets, a developing technology platform, and improving expense leverage are "paving the way for a higher growth outlook." These factors should push Argo's top- and bottom-line growth from an average of low single digits in recent years to the 10% to 12% range for the next three to five years, contends Klauber. Further, he thinks the stock at current levels does not reflect the prospects of this type of long-term compounding trajectory. Argo shares could nearly double in the next four to five years, says Klauber.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Curt Woodworth saying he sees potential value near $16-$18 once the HBI plant is fully ramped, even with low hot-rolled coil prices at that point in time. 2. Argo Group (ARGO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair with analyst Adam Klauber saying Argo is beginning to emerge as a long-term midcap growth insurer, Klauber tells investors in a research note. 3. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Ann Duignan saying following the company's "solid" Q1 results, downside risk to 2019 earnings estimates "appears limited," with the worst of auto builds and European weakness "likely behind us." 4. The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs while Esperion (ESPR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell. 5. Shutterfly (SFLY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Aaron Kessler citing stable Consumer segment growth trends and his expectation for improved consumer growth throughout 2019, as well as "very achievable" 2021 EBITDA guidance of $400M-$450M with modest organic growth assumptions and modest Lifetouch synergies baked in. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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