AFSI stock: buy or sell?

AFSI stock price: $14.75 5.43% At close on November 28th, 2018

Updated on:
November 28th, 2018

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AmTrust Financial Services shares rocketed 5.43% on November and reached a new all time high at $14.77.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy AFSI stock?

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These 2 buy setups work for AmTrust Financial Services stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is AmTrust Financial Services stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for AFSI stock for the last month.

AFSI stock analysis

Daily outlook

AmTrust Financial Services rocketed 5.43% on November and touched a new all time high at $14.77.

AmTrust Financial Services set new all time highs back again on November, setting highs to $14.77. Shares closed at $14.75 and rocketed 5.43%. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on November, AFSI climbed $0.76 (5.43%).

AFSI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

AmTrust Financial Services shares boosted 5.51% late November 2018 and peaked a new all time high at $14.77.

Since late November 2018 when AFSI stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $0.77 (5.51%).

AFSI stock chart (weekly)

AFSI stock price history

AFSI stock went public on January 4th, 2018 with a price of $10.381. Since then, AFSI stock surged a 42.10%, with an average of 42.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in AFSI stock in 2018, it would worth $421.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

AFSI stock historical price chart

AFSI stock reached all-time highs on November with a price of $14.77.

AFSI stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for AmTrust Financial Services stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

AmTrust Financial Services is reporting earnings for 2018-Q3 on December. We don't currently have any estimate for next quarter EPS ratio. Keep tuned in the coming weeks to learn about AFSI's EPS estimate. , AmTrust Financial Services failed to meet the forecasts of the analysts and posted a chilling EPS of $-0.59 per share when experts were expecting $0.27.
AFSI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/a0.44n/a
2017-Q1-n/a0.13n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.03n/a
2017-Q32017-11-080.09-0.04n/a
2017-Q42018-04-02n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-07-02n/an/an/a
2018-Q22018-08-090.27-0.59n/a
2018-Q32018-12-05n/an/an/a
2018-Q42019-03-14n/an/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual turnover report draw a remarkable gain of 6.39% to $5,816.59 million dollars. In contrary, its profit margin (compared to revenues) collapsed to -6.00%, that is $-348.89 million.

AmTrust Financial Services presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, AmTrust Financial Services TTM sales up to June 2018 were $6,340.55 and earnings $168.21 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem AmTrust Financial Services business evolution since December 2017: Annual turnover up to June, compared to lastest yearly report, escalated a cool 9.01%. Likewise, profit margin (net income/revenues) jumped at -6.00%.

AFSI annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,980 M-$290 M9.7%-
2014$4,157 M39.49%$447 M10.8%53.92%
2015$4,727 M13.73%$504 M10.7%12.66%
2016$5,467 M15.65%$411 M7.5%-18.39%
2017$5,817 M6.39%$-348.89 M-6.0%-184.89%
TTM $6,341 M9.01%$168 M2.7%-148.21%

Quarterly financial results

AmTrust Financial Services reported $1,395.10 million in sales for 2018-Q2, a -39.34% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-99.70 million with a profit margin of -7.15%. Profit margin plunged a -36.64% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 29.50%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, AmTrust Financial Services sales marked a frightening slide and plummed a -13.88%.
AFSI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2016-Q4$1,450 M-$115 M7.9%-
2017-Q1$1,440 M-0.69%$39 M2.7%-65.81%
2017-Q2$1,620 M12.50%$22 M1.4%-42.86%
2017-Q3$1,395 M-13.87%$-158 M-11.3%-805.82%
2017-Q4$1,250 M-10.38%$-252 M-20.2%59.63%
2018-Q1$2,300 M83.93%$678 M29.5%-368.79%
2018-Q2$1,395 M-39.34%$-100 M-7.1%-114.70%
2018-Q3$1,577 M13.02%$-68 M-4.3%-31.90%

AmTrust Financial Services ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For AmTrust Financial Services, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to AmTrust Financial Services:

AFSI
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AFSI summary

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Open$14.75
Close$14.75
Day range$14.75 - $14.77
Previous close$13.99
Session gain5.43%
Average true range$0.18
50d mov avg$14.33
100d mov avg$14.43
200d mov avg$0.00
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

AmTrust Financial Services performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For AmTrust Financial Services, the comparison is made against .
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AFSIAmTrust Financial...1.44%10.32%0.00%

AmTrust Financial Services competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as AmTrust Financial Services competitor. This doesn't mean AmTrust Financial Services does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.