Atlas Financial (AFH) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.10

Media coverage about Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlas Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.1813922957319 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) remained flat at $$20.55 during trading hours on Monday. 20,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,189. The stock has a market capitalization of $247.23, a P/E ratio of 146.80 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. Atlas Financial has a 12-month low of $12.15 and a 12-month high of $21.45.

Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.21. Atlas Financial had a net margin of 0.92% and a negative return on equity of 2.57%. sell-side analysts expect that Atlas Financial will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atlas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Atlas Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Atlas Financial in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Atlas Financial in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Atlas Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.75.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Wollney sold 7,556 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.12, for a total value of $144,470.72. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 345,151 shares in the company, valued at $6,599,287.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Bruce Wayne Giles sold 7,776 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total transaction of $156,297.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 79,018 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,588,261.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 179,029 shares of company stock worth $3,549,810 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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Atlas Financial Company Profile

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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