Media coverage about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AmTrust Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.2399128581117 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- AmTrust Financial Services Inc (AFSI) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.24 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- AmTrust to partner with Israeli tech firms in “insurtech” push (finance.yahoo.com)
- AmTrust Announces Partnerships with Israeli Technology Firms at … – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- AmTrust Announces Partnerships with Israeli Technology Firms at OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
Shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ AFSI) traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $12.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,504,162 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,670,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. AmTrust Financial Services has a 12-month low of $8.80 and a 12-month high of $27.93. The company has a market capitalization of $2,490.00, a P/E ratio of -39.69 and a beta of 1.28.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were given a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.35%. AmTrust Financial Services’s payout ratio is currently -212.50%.
Several brokerages have issued reports on AFSI. FBR & Co lowered AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine downgraded AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AmTrust Financial Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded AmTrust Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.71.
In related news, SVP Ariel Gorelik acquired 2,962 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.33 per share, for a total transaction of $27,635.46. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 5,977 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $55,765.41. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 50.80% of the company’s stock.
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AmTrust Financial Services Company Profile
Amtrust Financial Services, Inc (AmTrust) is an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides specialty property and casualty insurance focusing on workers’ compensation and commercial package coverage for small business, specialty risk and extended warranty coverage, and property and casualty coverage for middle market business.
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