News stories about Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing 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. Atlas Financial earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 43.6468861754514 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Atlas Financial (NASDAQ AFH) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $18.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 55,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 45,810. 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 1-year low of $12.15 and a 1-year high of $20.80.

AFH has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Atlas Financial in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine raised Atlas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Atlas Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, TheStreet raised Atlas Financial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.67.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Wollney sold 12,443 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total value of $250,104.30. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 345,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,937,535.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Bruce Wayne Giles sold 7,776 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total value of $156,297.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 79,018 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,588,261.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 166,826 shares of company stock worth $3,320,800 in the last ninety days. 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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