Analysts See $0.30 EPS for Virtusa (VRTU); AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) Had 5 Bulls

January 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Analysts expect Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) to report $0.30 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.27 EPS. VRTU’s profit would be $8.81 million giving it 38.14 P/E if the $0.30 EPS is correct. After having $0.22 EPS previously, Virtusa Corporation’s analysts see 36.36% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.49% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $45.77. About 184,023 shares traded or 7.07% up from the average. Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) has declined 13.10% since January 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.80% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Amtrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Amtrust Financial Services had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 5 by Compass Point. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. JMP Securities reinitiated AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) rating on Friday, July 7. JMP Securities has “Hold” rating and $1800 target. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) rating on Thursday, September 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $17.5 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, June 9. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, November 13 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Compass Point. The stock has “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Thursday, February 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 5 report. See AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) latest ratings:

04/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: JMP Securities Old Rating: Market Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
09/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0
23/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0 Downgrade
14/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $17.5 Maintain
08/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $17.5000 Maintain

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.55 billion. It operates in three divisions: Small Commercial Business; Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty; and Specialty Program. It currently has negative earnings. The Small Commercial Business segment offers workersÂ’ compensation insurance products; and commercial package insurance products, such as commercial property, general liability, inland marine, automobile, and umbrella coverage, as well as other property and casualty insurance products to small businesses.

The stock increased 3.67% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $13.01. About 3.40 million shares traded or 98.98% up from the average. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) has declined 53.49% since January 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 31 investors sold AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 65.41 million shares or 8.26% less from 71.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 11,229 are held by Bankshares Of Montreal Can. Morgan Stanley owns 329,927 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citadel Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 88,093 shares. Amalgamated National Bank reported 10,638 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt reported 829,629 shares. Tower Rech Cap Lc (Trc) holds 0.01% or 12,978 shares. Delta Asset Limited Liability Com Tn reported 80 shares. Alphamark Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 300 shares. Elk Creek Ltd Liability holds 0.19% of its portfolio in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) for 221,263 shares. Reilly Advisors holds 0% or 131 shares. 14,715 are held by Virtu Financial Limited Liability. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Co stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Tru Investment Advisors reported 37,609 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.02% in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Carroll Assoc holds 507 shares.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $5.05 million activity. Canekeratne Kris A also sold $835,162 worth of Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) on Monday, October 2. TRUST MARTIN sold 3,080 shares worth $109,494. Rajgopal Raj sold $152,998 worth of Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) on Monday, October 2. On Tuesday, December 12 the insider DAVOLI ROBERT E sold $68,186.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.46, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Virtusa Corporation shares while 54 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 25.23 million shares or 4.91% less from 26.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pacad holds 0.01% or 600 shares. The Kansas-based Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Inc Ks has invested 0.03% in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU). Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd reported 960 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Victory Cap has invested 0% in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU). Jpmorgan Chase stated it has 31,869 shares. Gsa Ptnrs Llp reported 29,859 shares. Bessemer reported 101 shares. Rice Hall James Ltd has invested 0.15% in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% of its portfolio in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) for 812 shares. Financial Bank Of America De has invested 0% in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU). Principal Financial Group has 205,283 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability reported 8,948 shares. Moreover, Riverhead Cap Management Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) for 2,034 shares. 29,097 were accumulated by Comerica Financial Bank. New York-based New York State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU).

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