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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AMSF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying a possible profit of 12.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 64, implying a possible loss of 10.82 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

AMSF has traded between a high of 69.40 and a low of 51.20 over the past year. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.