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 maximum price target given was 22, implying potential capital gains of 36.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying potential capital losses of -0.78 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -30.06 percent. 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.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of AFSI to grow at a rate of -12.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AFSI has a PEG ratio of -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 below the high. AFSI has a P/E 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 market cap of AFSI is $2.77 billion. AFSI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.