Amerisafe, Inc. (AMSF) Reaches $59.40 After 3.00% Up Move; Van Hulzen Asset Management Has Upped Its Kimberly Clark (KMB) Holding

April 26, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc increased Kimberly Clark (KMB) stake by 100.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc acquired 3,690 shares as Kimberly Clark (KMB)’s stock declined 10.91%. The Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc holds 7,358 shares with $888,000 value, up from 3,668 last quarter. Kimberly Clark now has $36.04 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $102.96. About 1.52M shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 18.78% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500.

The stock of Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 5.23% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $59.4. About 113,859 shares traded or 22.82% up from the average. Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) has declined 10.56% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.11% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $1.14B company. It was reported on Apr, 26 by Barchart.com. We have $61.18 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:AMSF worth $34.29M more.

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc decreased Accenture Limited (NYSE:ACN) stake by 3,344 shares to 14,712 valued at $2.25M in 2017Q4. It also reduced General Electric (NYSE:GE) stake by 36,070 shares and now owns 30,284 shares. Toronto Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) was reduced too.

Among 19 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, December 11, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained the shares of KMB in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 14 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by Bernstein. Wells Fargo reinitiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold”. Bank of America maintained the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Neutral” rating. Societe Generale upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Thursday, November 2 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, July 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 72 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 252.01 million shares or 2.69% more from 245.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 65,882 were accumulated by Utah Retirement. Pggm has invested 0.49% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). New Vernon Ltd Liability holds 0.56% or 4,480 shares in its portfolio. Spirit Of America Mgmt New York invested in 6,000 shares or 0.08% of the stock. The North Carolina-based Holderness Invs has invested 0.37% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Thompson Invest Incorporated holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 14,033 shares. Wealthtrust Axiom Limited Liability reported 5,058 shares. Intrust Bancorp Na reported 6,922 shares. Grandfield And Dodd Limited Co stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Los Angeles Mgmt And Equity Research Incorporated holds 412,107 shares. 235,340 were accumulated by Kornitzer Inc Ks. Davis R M Incorporated holds 30,001 shares. Moreover, Orrstown has 0.02% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 150 shares. S R Schill & holds 0.16% or 2,100 shares. Miles reported 0.5% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB).

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.77 million activity. Underhill Kimberly K sold $2.77 million worth of stock or 23,158 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans invested in 11,915 shares or 0% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 51,670 shares or 0% of the stock. Citadel Advisors Lc invested in 85,594 shares or 0% of the stock. Paradigm Asset Management Lc, a New York-based fund reported 500 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) for 45,537 shares. Tudor Et Al holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) for 8,998 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 10,250 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Com reported 0% stake. Aperio Grp Lc reported 0% in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF). Invesco Ltd, a Georgia-based fund reported 53,220 shares. Captrust Fincl Advsrs stated it has 782 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 0.01% or 13,009 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 15,309 shares. Granite Inv Partners Llc has 170,731 shares. Pennsylvania-based Sei Invs has invested 0% in Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF).

AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides workersÂ’ compensation insurance in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.14 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 24.75 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.

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