Analytical Preview of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI)

Mae Love
November 15, 2017

Murphy Oil Corp now has $5.03 billion valuation. Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider range of reference when doing stock analysis. Bluemountain Cap Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI). DZSI's SI was 6,300 shares in November as released by FINRA. (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 8,740 shares to 97,997 valued at $5.41 million in 2017Q2. Amtrust Financial Services's 50-day moving average is $13.17 and its 200-day moving average is $14.33. The stock declined 2.42% or $0.23 reaching $9.26 per share. About 358,833 shares traded. It has underperformed by 70.19% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Amtrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Compass Point to "Buy". "(AFSI) Downgraded by JMP Securities to Market Perform" was published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. The stock has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 5. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:AFSI), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at -, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. (NASDAQ:CPRT) rating on Thursday, September 22. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, April 3 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with "Buy" on Friday, February 5. AmTrust Financial Services has a 12 month low of $9.23 and a 12 month high of $28.48. The company has a market cap of $2,019.07, a P/E ratio of 9.72 and a beta of 1.20. 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. It now has negative earnings. The Business's segments include Small Commercial Business, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, and Specialty Program.

Price to Sale ratio of the company stands at 0.34 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0.78.

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The Michigan-based Northpointe Capital Llc has invested 0.87% in the stock. Its down 0.43, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. 30 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has 0.03% invested in AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) for 341,282 shares. Claar Advisors Llc acquired 19,711 shares as Copart Inc (CPRT)'s stock declined 0.66%. Federated Pa has 25,729 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Research analysts at B. Riley issued their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report issued on Thursday. 292,623 were reported by Tcw Grp Inc Inc. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 121,270 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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Investors are a little more bearish on Amtrust Financial if you pay attention to the motion in short interest. TheStreet downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a "c" rating to a "d" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. 18,234 were accumulated by Bluemountain Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability has 21,950 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

In the transaction dated April 04, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP - U.S. Commercial Lines; Saxon Michael J disposed a total of 9,000 shares at an average price of $22.08, amounting to approximately $198,720.

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Several other institutional investors have also sold shares of the company. Intact, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 51,300 shares. (OSTK) worth $66.02 million at the end of the most recent reporting period. First Personal Financial Ser accumulated 0% or 550 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement has invested 0.03% in Copart, Inc. Wells Fargo And Com Mn holds 1.06M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parkside Fincl Bank & reported 113 shares stake. Proshare Advsr Ltd holds 0.08% or 556,369 shares in its portfolio. Proshare Advsrs Lc invested 0% in Copart, Inc. Clearbridge Invs invested in 2,411 shares. Schroder Management holds 0.01% or 207,012 shares. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. On Tuesday, December 8 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Sector Weight". The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Piper Jaffray. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $47 target. (AFSI) stock go down so far this year; showing a decline of -62.38% and dropped with negative flow of -17.93% during recent week. The stock experienced a rise in short interest of 0.98% as of the latest report on October 13, 2017. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Thursday, August 10. Hap Trading, LLC owns 11,700 shares with a value of $3,000. Diodes Inc. (NASDAQ:DIOD) was reduced too.

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