News headlines about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AmTrust Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6730894943172 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Shares of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) are value at $12.37 after Unusual Volume – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Free Research Reports on These Insurance Stocks — American International Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Arch … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Recommendation before Sell or Buy Call: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) – Nasdaq Chronicle (nasdaqchronicle.com)
- AmTrust Financial Services Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series F Shares Cross 9% Yield Mark (nasdaq.com)
- Hot Stock under Review – AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Shares of AmTrust Financial Services stock traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $12.41. The company had a trading volume of 558,784 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,874,191. The company has a market cap of $2,427.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of -77.31 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. AmTrust Financial Services has a twelve month low of $8.80 and a twelve month high of $22.63.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on AFSI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised AmTrust Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised AmTrust Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub raised AmTrust Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks downgraded AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.29.
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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