Analyst Ratings for AMERISAFE Inc. (AMSF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

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

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for AMSF by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 12.55 percent. The minimum price target given was 64, which equates to a potential downside of 10.82 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.88 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10.06 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AMSF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -12.71 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AMSF has a PEG ratio of -1.3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AMSF hit 69.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 51.20. Currently the stock is 12.79 percent higher than its low, and 16.79 percent below the high. AMSF has a P/E ratio of 16.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AMSF value stock report compares AMSF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.1 billion. AMSF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.