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.

AMSF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 12.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 64, implying a possible loss of 10.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AMSF to grow at a rate of -12.71 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AMSF is -1.3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AMSF hit 69.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 51.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.79 percent, and 16.79 percent lower than its 52-week 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.