Analyst Ratings for AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (AFSI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Buy has been given to AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, AFSI received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for AFSI by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 22, implying potential capital gains of 36.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, which equates to a potential downside of -0.78 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -30.06 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -39.89 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -13.28 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -34.78 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AFSI to grow at a rate of -12.55 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AFSI is -0.68.

In the last 52-weeks, AFSI has achieved a high of 28.48 and a low of 11.80. Today's price is 36.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 43.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. AFSI has a price/earnings ratio of 8.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AFSI value stock report compares AFSI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion. AFSI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.