Dividend Growth of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services(AFSI) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.48% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.64. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.34. AmTrust Financial Services has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.77% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.68. AmTrust Financial Services(AFSI) formally announced its most recent dividend on November 4, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.17. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.68. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 2.48%. AmTrust Financial Services(AFSI) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.2 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.17. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.03. The 5 year historical dividend growth of AmTrust Financial Services(AFSI) is at the rate of 38.79% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.94. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) rose 0.36% or 0.1 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $27.53 the stock was seen hitting $27.61 as a peak level and $27.24 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $27.53. The daily volume was measured at 555,701 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $28.48 and the 52-week low is $23.5548. The company has a market cap of $4,693 million. Shares of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. rose by 0.88% in the last five trading days and 2.11% for the last 4 weeks. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. is up 8.12% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 0.55%.

Currently the company Insiders own 42.8% of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -4.75% . Institutional Investors own 41.61% of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -7.2%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 15, 2017, Stephen Ungar (SVP, GC and Secretary) sold 5,000 shares at 27.48 per share price.On Feb 3, 2017, Ronald E Jr Pipoly (EVP, Chief Financial Officer) sold 4,000 shares at 26.73 per share price.On Feb 2, 2017, Donald T Decarlo (director) sold 4,830 shares at 26.67 per share price.

AmTrust Financial Services Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 3, 2016. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.71. The company had revenue of $1411.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1281.75 million. The companys revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.79 EPS.

AMTRUST is a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small businesses. They offer workers compensation insurance, extended warranty coverage, specialty middle market property and casualty insurance and a host of related products and services.They have built a reputation as an innovative, technology driven insurance company. Their commitment to excellence is the common thread connecting each of our businesses.

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