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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AFSI. The most optimistic price target was 22, implying a possible profit of 36.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying potential capital losses of -0.78 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -30.06 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -39.89 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -13.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AFSI has an estimated earnings growth rate of -12.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. 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 below the high by 43.38 percent. 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.