AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.20

News headlines about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6730894943172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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AFSI traded up $0.14 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.31. 462,637 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,749,622. The firm has a market cap of $2,415.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.66 and a beta of 1.28. AmTrust Financial Services has a 1-year low of $8.80 and a 1-year high of $22.63. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

The company 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. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. AmTrust Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.76%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Compass Point cut AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, February 26th. ValuEngine cut AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. SunTrust Banks cut AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut 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 and eight have given a hold rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.29.

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AmTrust Financial Services Company Profile

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small Commercial Business, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, and Specialty Program. The Small Commercial Business segment offers workers' compensation insurance products; and commercial package, and other property and casualty insurance products, such as commercial property, general liability, inland marine, employment practices liability, commercial automobile, and umbrella coverage to small businesses.

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