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.

AFSI was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 22, implying potential capital gains of 36.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible loss 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -34.78 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AFSI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -12.55 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 trailing 52-weeks, AFSI hit 28.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion. AFSI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.