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AFSI

AmTrust

$9.49

-0.81 (-7.86%)

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Bullish longer-term option play in AmTrust as shares fall to 52-week lows

Bullish longer-term option play in AmTrust as shares fall to 52-week lows. The stock off 29c to $9.20 and 5K Jan2019 12.5 - 15 call spreads bought for 39c. Both legs open and the new position targets a 63% rebound to $15 through early-2019. December 2016 52-week high is $28.08. AFSI saw bullish flow last week as well and the call buying on 11/9 (same day as an 11.1% earnings move lower) created 4.5K OI at the Dec 12.5 call strike.

AFSI AmTrust
$9.49

-0.81 (-7.86%)

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Market Perform
AmTrust downgraded to Market Perform at JMP Securities
As previously reported, JMP Securities analyst Matthew Carletti downgraded AmTrust to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities as he believes the current book value multiple appropriately reflects near-term concerns such as A.M. Best "edging a step closer" to a potential downgrade. He thinks the company is taking correct steps for the longer-term, but that these will need to be proven out over time , he tells investors.
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Market Perform
AmTrust downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities
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Target $14

Neutral
AmTrust downgraded to Neutral from Buy at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Randy Binner downgraded AmTrust Financial Services to Neutral and cut his price target for the shares to $14 from $16. The analyst sees book value growth over the next year as unlikely due to reserve development challenges.
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AmTrust reinstated with a Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette

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