Amerisafe (AMSF) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1925759488849 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) traded up $0.05 on Friday, reaching $61.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 44,547 shares, compared to its average volume of 75,450. Amerisafe has a 52 week low of $51.20 and a 52 week high of $69.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,169.07 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.15.

AMSF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Amerisafe in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Amerisafe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Monday, November 6th. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $66.00.

In other news, CEO G. Janelle Frost sold 1,728 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.74, for a total transaction of $115,326.72. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 54,322 shares in the company, valued at $3,625,450.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Amerisafe Company Profile

Amerisafe, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company is engaged in providing workers’ compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, and agriculture. It is engaged in underwriting the workers’ compensation exposures inherent in these industries.

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