Amerisafe Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) CEO G. Janelle Frost sold 1,715 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.87, for a total transaction of $94,102.05. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 55,606 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,051,101.22. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

G. Janelle Frost also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, August 30th, G. Janelle Frost sold 15,432 shares of Amerisafe stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.01, for a total transaction of $910,642.32.
  • On Monday, August 29th, G. Janelle Frost sold 7,568 shares of Amerisafe stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.19, for a total transaction of $447,949.92.

Amerisafe Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) opened at 57.50 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $57.61 and its 200-day moving average is $58.82. The company has a market cap of $1.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.47 and a beta of 0.60. Amerisafe Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.88 and a 12 month high of $64.97.

Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Amerisafe had a net margin of 20.47% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The firm had revenue of $98.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.43 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.94 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Amerisafe Inc. will post $4.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF)

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 15th will be paid a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 13th. Amerisafe’s payout ratio is 16.82%.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on AMSF shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amerisafe from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a research report on Friday, July 29th.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Amerisafe by 9.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,313,703 shares of the company’s stock worth $77,219,000 after buying an additional 109,655 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Amerisafe by 0.7% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,193,645 shares of the company’s stock worth $73,074,000 after buying an additional 8,831 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Amerisafe by 0.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 948,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,076,000 after buying an additional 7,625 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amerisafe by 8.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 885,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $54,228,000 after buying an additional 69,773 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amerisafe by 958.6% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 832,006 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,543,000 after buying an additional 753,408 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

About Amerisafe

AMERISAFE, Inc (AMERISAFE) is an insurance holding company. The Company provides workers’ compensation insurance for small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, manufacturing, agriculture, and oil and gas. It is engaged in underwriting the workers’ compensation exposures inherent in these industries.

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