NASDAQ:AMSF - Amerisafe Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$63.40 -0.50 (-0.78 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$64.00
Today's Range$63.30 - $64.05
52-Week Range$51.55 - $67.82
Volume1,020 shs
Average Volume81,992 shs
Market Capitalization$1.21 billion
P/E Ratio20.58
Dividend Yield1.38%
Beta0.79
Amerisafe logoAMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides workers' compensation insurance in the United States. Its workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. The company serves small to mid-sized employers involved in construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, agriculture, maritime, oil and gas, and other industries through agencies. AMERISAFE, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in DeRidder, Louisiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
SymbolNASDAQ:AMSF
CUSIP03071H10
Phone337-463-9052

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio0.41
Quick Ratio0.41

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio20.58
Forward P/E Ratio18.93
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$375.21 million
Price / Sales3.25
Cash Flow$3.8872 per share
Price / Cash16.31
Book Value$22.11 per share
Price / Book2.87

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.08
Net Income$46.23 million
Net Margins13.35%
Return on Equity14.28%
Return on Assets4.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees438
Outstanding Shares19,260,000
Market Cap$1.21 billion

Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amerisafe's stock symbol?

Amerisafe trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMSF."

How often does Amerisafe pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Amerisafe?

Amerisafe announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, September 21st. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. View Amerisafe's Dividend History.

How were Amerisafe's earnings last quarter?

Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.17. The insurance provider earned $96.42 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.11 million. Amerisafe had a return on equity of 14.28% and a net margin of 13.35%. View Amerisafe's Earnings History.

When is Amerisafe's next earnings date?

Amerisafe is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Amerisafe.

What price target have analysts set for AMSF?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Amerisafe's stock. Their predictions range from $61.00 to $69.00. On average, they anticipate Amerisafe's stock price to reach $65.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Amerisafe.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Amerisafe?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Amerisafe in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Amerisafe.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Amerisafe stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Amerisafe stock:
  • 1. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating. Key Points: Reported Results: AMERISAFE reported 1Q18 operating EPS of $0.86 versus our estimate of $0.81 and consensus of $0.77. The beat was largely due to stronger-than-expected underwriting results. Operating ROE was 15.4%." (4/26/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Amerisafe have underperformed its industry in a year's time. A decrease in premium written due to stiff competition and pricing woes has been putting pressure on the company's top line. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 9.3% downward over the last 30 days. In the fourth quarter Amerisafe’s earnings per share of 69 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 16.9%. Also, earnings slumped 33.7% year over year due to a decline in revenues. However, Amerisafe's efficient claims management, good underwriting results, favorable loss and frequency trends, prudent reserve analytics and improved operating leverage bode well." (3/6/2018)

Who are some of Amerisafe's key competitors?

Who are Amerisafe's key executives?

Amerisafe's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Gerry Janelle Frost, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. Neal Andrew Fuller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Kathryn Housh Shirley, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Vincent John Gagliano, Exec. VP & Chief Risk Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Brendan Duran Gau, Exec. VP & CIO (Age 43)

Has Amerisafe been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about AMSF stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 48.20 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Amerisafe.

Who are Amerisafe's major shareholders?

Amerisafe's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.46%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (5.82%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.09%), Voya Investment Management LLC (2.57%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (2.49%) and American Century Companies Inc. (2.25%). Company insiders that own Amerisafe stock include G Janelle Frost, Jared A Morris, Kathryn Housh Shirley, Millard E Morris, Neal Andrew Fuller, Philip A Garcia, Randy Roach and Vincent J Gagliano. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Amerisafe.

Which major investors are selling Amerisafe stock?

AMSF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Voya Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. Company insiders that have sold Amerisafe company stock in the last year include G Janelle Frost, Kathryn Housh Shirley, Neal Andrew Fuller and Vincent J Gagliano. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amerisafe.

Which major investors are buying Amerisafe stock?

AMSF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Bank of America Corp DE and SG Americas Securities LLC. Company insiders that have bought Amerisafe stock in the last two years include Jared A Morris, Millard E Morris and Philip A Garcia. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amerisafe.

How do I buy shares of Amerisafe?

Shares of AMSF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Amerisafe's stock price today?

One share of AMSF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $63.35.

How big of a company is Amerisafe?

Amerisafe has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion and generates $375.21 million in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $46.23 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.08 on an earnings per share basis. Amerisafe employs 438 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Amerisafe?

Amerisafe's mailing address is 2301 HIGHWAY 190 WEST, DERIDDER LA, 70634. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 337-463-9052 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Amerisafe (NASDAQ AMSF)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  136 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  210 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  346
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This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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