Amerisafe (AMSF) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9986733060418 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on AMSF shares. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a research report on Monday, November 6th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Amerisafe in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Amerisafe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $66.00.

Amerisafe (NASDAQ AMSF) opened at $58.75 on Thursday. Amerisafe has a 1 year low of $51.20 and a 1 year high of $69.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,113.27, a P/E ratio of 17.49 and a beta of 0.81.

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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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