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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying a possible profit of 12.55 percent. The minimum price target given was 64, implying potential capital losses of 10.82 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 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.

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 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AMSF has an estimated earnings growth rate of -12.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 last 52-weeks, AMSF has achieved a high of 69.40 and a low of 51.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.79 percent, and 16.79 percent below the high. AMSF has a price/earnings 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.