Media stories about Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlas Financial earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.1153967330695 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (streetinsider.com)
- The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lawsuit for Investors in shares of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AFH) filed (openpr.com)
- ATLAS FINANCIAL SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL… (menafn.com)
- AFH SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of an Investigation Involving Possible Securities Fraud Violations by the Board of Directors of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on AFH. ValuEngine raised Atlas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised Atlas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Boenning Scattergood downgraded Atlas Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. TheStreet downgraded Atlas Financial from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Atlas Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.75.
In other news, CEO Scott D. Wollney sold 4,852 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.75, for a total transaction of $90,975.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 340,524 shares in the company, valued at $6,384,825. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Paul Anthony Romano, Jr. sold 2,991 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.75, for a total value of $56,081.25. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 77,655 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,456,031.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 12,203 shares of company stock valued at $229,010 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.
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About Atlas Financial
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc formerly JJR VI Acquisition Corp is a Canada-based company. It is engaged in the business of providing commercial automobile insurance in the United States with a niche market orientation. The Company’s automobile insurance products provide coverage in three areas: liability, accident benefits and physical damage.
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