News headlines about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AmTrust Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6824202333512 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Arthur J. Gallagher Expands Canadian Operations With Buyout – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Investors watching summary on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Today’s Hot Stock Under Review – AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) – Analyzing Analysts’ Recommendations – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect AmTrust Financial Services Inc (AFSI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.51 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
AFSI has been the topic of a number of research reports. Compass Point lowered shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, February 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.29.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.35%. AmTrust Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -424.97%.
About AmTrust Financial Services
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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