News stories about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.128677837139 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Amerisafe (AMSF) opened at $58.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,123.85, a PE ratio of 17.38 and a beta of 0.81. Amerisafe has a 52 week low of $51.20 and a 52 week high of $69.40.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on AMSF. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Thursday, October 26th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Monday, November 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Amerisafe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $66.00.
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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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