Media stories about AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.0355196820978 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on AMSF. Boenning Scattergood began coverage on AMERISAFE in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AMERISAFE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered AMERISAFE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.

AMERISAFE (AMSF) traded up 0.33% during trading on Monday, reaching $59.95. The company had a trading volume of 50,145 shares. AMERISAFE has a one year low of $51.20 and a one year high of $69.40. The company has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion, a PE ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 0.88. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $57.61 and its 200 day moving average is $56.74.

AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The insurance provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.77 by $0.05. AMERISAFE had a return on equity of 14.04% and a net margin of 17.17%. The business had revenue of $89.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.33 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.85 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that AMERISAFE will post $3.16 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Neal Andrew Fuller sold 1,850 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.94, for a total value of $105,339.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 23,210 shares in the company, valued at $1,321,577.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Randy Roach sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.90, for a total value of $28,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,399 shares in the company, valued at $477,903.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

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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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