News articles about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AmTrust Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.3483195428051 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

AFSI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered AmTrust Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research note on Friday, November 10th. JMP Securities lowered AmTrust Financial Services from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. BidaskClub upgraded AmTrust Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.14.

AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) opened at $13.22 on Thursday. AmTrust Financial Services has a 1-year low of $8.80 and a 1-year high of $27.91. The company has a market cap of $2,499.34, a PE ratio of -82.62 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.14%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. AmTrust Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -424.97%.

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About AmTrust Financial Services

Amtrust Financial Services, Inc (AmTrust) is an insurance holding company. 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.

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