Amerisafe Inc (NASDAQ:AMSF) Short Interest Increased By 6%

May 16, 2018 - By Jane Hopkins

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold Amerisafe, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 18.55 million shares or 0.31% more from 18.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Zebra Cap Management Ltd Liability accumulated 9,721 shares. Keybank Association Oh invested in 16,350 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The has 14,671 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Voya Inv Management Llc accumulated 329,514 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 85,594 shares. Moreover, Sei Invs Company has 0% invested in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 8,300 shares. Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 39,405 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag has invested 0% in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF). Prudential holds 40,413 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Com Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) for 89,252 shares. Opus Ltd owns 30,289 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc owns 615,865 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Northern Tru Corporation holds 541,529 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Eagle Asset Management Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) for 108,195 shares.

The stock of Amerisafe Inc (NASDAQ:AMSF) registered an increase of 6% in short interest. AMSF’s total short interest was 1.13M shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 6% from 1.07 million shares, reported previously. With 84,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 13 days to cover their AMSF’s short positions. The short interest to Amerisafe Inc’s float is 6.05%.

The stock increased 2.12% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $60.25. About 44,939 shares traded. Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) has declined 10.56% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.11% the S&P500.

AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides workersÂ’ compensation insurance in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.16 billion. The Company’s workersÂ’ compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. It has a 25.1 P/E ratio. The firm serves small to mid-sized employers involved in construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, agriculture, maritime, gas and oil, and other industries through agencies.

Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Amerisafe had 3 analyst reports since February 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, February 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated the shares of AMSF in report on Thursday, April 5 with “Hold” rating.

Another recent and important Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “AMERISAFE, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 27, 2018.

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