Insider Trading at AMERISAFE Inc.?

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Agosto 13, 2017

US Bancorp DE now owns 2,510 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $162,000 after buying an additional 202 shares during the period.

The P/E ratio is now 16.69 and the market value is 1.10B.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in AMSF.

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp says it raised its stake in AMERISAFE, Inc. stock by 0.2% in its quarterly SEC filing. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 1,017,462 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $66,033,000 after buying an additional 204,890 shares during the last quarter. As of the end of the quarter Cortina Asset Management, LLC had acquired a total of 116,686 shares growing its position 59.5%. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 4,540 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $259,000 after buying an additional 180 shares in the last quarter. Its stake stood at $53,616,000 a decrease of $7,363,000 as of quarter end. Boston Partners boosted its stake in shares of AMERISAFE by 2.2% in the first quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of AMERISAFE during the first quarter worth approximately $2,045,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. In the last earnings report the EPS was $3.43 and is projected to be $3.13 for the current year with 19,162,000 shares presently outstanding.

AMERISAFE (NASDAQ AMSF) traded down 1.38% on Wednesday, reaching $57.25. The company had a trading volume of 68,846 shares.

AMERISAFE, Inc. has a one year low of $51.20 and a one year high of $69.40. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $56.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $59.55.

The company is now up from yesterday's close of $57.05.

AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The insurance provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.05. AMERISAFE had a net margin of 17.17% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The business had revenue of $89.93 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $92.33 million. During the same period past year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS will be $0.83 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $3.06. AMERISAFE, Inc. also declared a dividend for shareholders to be paid on Friday September 22nd, 2017. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date will be on Wednesday the 7th of June 2017. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. AMERISAFE's dividend payout ratio is 23.32%.

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(NASDAQ:AMSF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMERISAFE from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $50.82 per share, with a total value of $127,050.00. Insiders purchased 6,054 shares of company stock valued at $311,443 in the last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Jared A. Morris purchased 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.90, for a total value of $28,450.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 10,336 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $539,022.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 earnings per share.

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