How Does AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) Stack Up Right Now?

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Property & Casualty Insurance. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $12.55, down from yesterday’s close by -1.10%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.48 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 3.64 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$236.8 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.29 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 14.60% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $27.93. It is now trading 15.38% off that level. The stock is trading $10.36 its 50-day moving average by -2.19%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $8.80.

In recent action, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) has made a move of +22.20% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 21.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 13.79% with $109.67 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AFSI.

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