FBR & Co Reiterates “Buy” Rating for AMERISAFE, Inc. (AMSF)

AMERISAFE, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at FBR & Co in a report issued on Wednesday.

AMSF has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AMERISAFE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Boenning Scattergood began coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMERISAFE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, September 1st.

Shares of AMERISAFE (AMSF) opened at 63.20 on Wednesday. AMERISAFE has a one year low of $51.20 and a one year high of $69.40. The company has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.43 and a beta of 0.88. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $57.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $56.75.

AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.08. AMERISAFE had a net margin of 17.17% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The firm had revenue of $92.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.04 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that AMERISAFE will post $3.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, CFO Neal Andrew Fuller sold 1,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.94, for a total transaction of $105,339.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 23,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,321,577.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Randy Roach sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.90, for a total transaction of $28,450.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $477,903.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. bought a new stake in shares of AMERISAFE during the first quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in AMERISAFE by 53.7% in the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,142 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 748 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. grew its position in AMERISAFE by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,534 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE grew its position in AMERISAFE by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,540 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $145,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in AMERISAFE in the 1st quarter worth approximately $208,000. 99.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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.

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