Press coverage about Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media 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 daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.1258271039585 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages recently commented on AFH. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Atlas Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Atlas Financial in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Atlas Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Atlas Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a “buy” rating on shares of Atlas Financial in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.75.

Shares of Atlas Financial (AFH) remained flat at $$20.55 during midday trading on Friday. 20,632 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 38,339. 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 $21.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $247.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 108.16 and a beta of 0.89.

In other news, CEO Scott D. Wollney sold 12,443 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total transaction of $250,104.30. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 345,151 shares in the company, valued at $6,937,535.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Bruce Wayne Giles sold 7,776 shares of the 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 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. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 179,029 shares of company stock valued at $3,549,810. Corporate insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Atlas Financial

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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