The Positive News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Amerisafe (AMSF) Share Price

The Positive News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Amerisafe (AMSF) Share Price

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:

News headlines about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) have trended positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 55 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

AMSF has been the subject of several recent research reports. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Amerisafe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 27th. Shares of Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) opened at 53.75 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.44 and a beta of 0.66. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $56.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $62.09. Amerisafe has a 12 month low of $51.20 and a 12 month high of $69.40.

Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $97.72 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.61 million. Amerisafe had a net margin of 20.47% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.27 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Amerisafe will post $3.15 earnings per share for the current year. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. Amerisafe’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.82%.

About Amerisafe Amerisafe, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company is engaged in providing workers’ compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, and agriculture. It is engaged in underwriting the workers’ compensation exposures inherent in these industries.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NASDAQ:AMSF”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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