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While it may be hard to believe, more top-performing CAPS members are turning bullish on American International Group (NYSE:AIG) these days, with the stock being upgraded from its long held two-star rank to a more formidable three stars. A total of 2,434 members have given their opinion on AIG, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.
After following up the original September bailout with a second act that brings the total to about $150 billion, the U.S. government has shown that it believes AIG is too big to fail. Bailout number two brought in additional capital that was needed to cover margin calls from the likes of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and other counterparties on its credit derivatives, as well as prop up its deteriorating financial position. The new terms with the Fed call for lower interest rates and taking billions in toxic mortgage debt off of AIG's hands.
As the U.S. bailouts reach staggering amounts, AIG joins the list of companies -- including Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM), Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE), and Citigroup (NYSE:C) -- to which the government is committing trillions of dollars to ensure their survival. The new plan also buys AIG more time to sell off as much as $60 billion in assets to pay off debt. To this end, it's been working with JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and several other banks to assist with the complex dismantling of divisions that span the globe.
While AIG will likely only be a shell of its former self in the future, many see AIG's recovery as crucial to the US government and see the low stock price as worthy of a look. To see everything the very best CAPS analysts are saying now about AIG -- as well as other winning stocks they are picking -- head on over to CAPS and have a look.
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