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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AMSF. The highest price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 12.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 64, implying potential capital losses 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10.06 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 12.79 percent higher than its low, and 16.79 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of AMSF is $1.1 billion. AMSF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.