AFSI stock: buy or sell?
November 28th, 2018
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?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Just 1 of our buy setups matches with AmTrust Financial Services stock now:
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is AmTrust Financial Services stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for AFSI stock for the last month.
AFSI stock analysis
AmTrust Financial Services shares crossed up the SMA line of 100 days today and closed at $14.75.
AmTrust Financial Services shares broke up the simple moving average line of 100d today and closed at $14.75.
AmTrust Financial Services shares skyrocketed 5.51% late November 2018, ending at $14.75.
Late April 2018, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 14.79%. Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
AFSI stock price history
AFSI stock went public on June 18th, 2012 with a price of $9.731. Since then, AFSI stock surged a 51.60%, with a yearly average of 7.40%. If you had invested right after AFSI's IPO a $1,000 in AFSI stock in 2012, it would worth $516.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
AFSI stock historical price chart
AFSI stock reached 52-week highs at $14.77, and all-time highs 2015-11-03 with a price of 32.32.
AFSI stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 month we have not found any price forecast for AmTrust Financial Services stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAmTrust Financial Services is reporting earnings for 2018-Q3 . 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 experts and reported a chilling EPS of $-0.59 per share when experts were expecting $0.27.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2016, last anual revenues report draw an excellent increase of 6.39% to $5,816.59 M dollars. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) collapsed a -13.52% to -6.00%. To have an up to date view of the financial situation of AmTrust Financial Services, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q2 that can be compared to 2017 fiscal year results. Annual AmTrust Financial Services TTM sales up to June 2018 were $6,340.55 and earnings were $168.21 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review AmTrust Financial Services business evolution since December 2017: Annual revenues up to June, compared to lastest yearly report, escalated a brilliant 9.01%. Regarding profit margin, AmTrust Financial Services jumped 8.65% to -6.00%
|2013||$2,980 M||-||$290 M9.7%||-|
|2014||$4,157 M||39.49%||$447 M10.8%||53.92%|
|2015||$4,727 M||13.73%||$504 M10.7%||12.66%|
|2016||$5,467 M||15.65%||$411 M7.5%||-18.39%|
|2017||$5,817 M||6.39%||$-348.89 M-6.0%||-184.89%|
|TTM||$6,341 M||9.01%||$168 M2.7%||-148.21%|
Quarterly financial resultsAmTrust Financial Services reported $1,395.10 million in revenues for 2018-Q2, a -39.34% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-99.70 M 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 revenues to same quarter last year, AmTrust Financial Services sales marked a frightening drop down and plummed a -13.88%.
|2016-Q4||$1,450 M||-||$115 M7.9%||-|
|2017-Q1||$1,440 M||-0.69%||$39 M2.7%||-65.81%|
|2017-Q2||$1,620 M||12.50%||$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 M||83.93%||$678 M29.5%||-368.79%|
|2018-Q2||$1,395 M||-39.34%||$-100 M-7.1%||-114.70%|
|2018-Q3||$1,577 M||13.02%||$-68 M-4.3%||-31.90%|
AmTrust Financial Services ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
AmTrust Financial Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Wednesday, November 28th, 2018|
|Day range||$14.75 - $14.77|
|Average true range||$0.18|
|50d mov avg||$14.33|
|100d mov avg||$14.43|
|200d mov avg||$13.83|
AmTrust Financial Services performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared AmTrust Financial Services against in the following table: