AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

News coverage about AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AmTrust Financial Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4459176414898 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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AFSI stock opened at $12.42 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $2,417.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of -77.62 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. AmTrust Financial Services has a 1-year low of $8.80 and a 1-year high of $22.63.

The firm 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 $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. AmTrust Financial Services’s dividend payout ratio is presently -424.97%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AFSI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Compass Point downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. AmTrust Financial Services presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.29.

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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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