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Vertex One Asset Management Lifted By $325,000 Its Amtrust Finl Svcs (AFSI) Holding; Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Trimmed By $421,650 Its American Express Co. (AXP) Stake

Vertex One Asset Management Inc increased Amtrust Finl Svcs Inc (AFSI) stake by 35.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vertex One Asset Management Inc acquired 25,000 shares as Amtrust Finl Svcs Inc (AFSI)’s stock declined 55.63%. The Vertex One Asset Management Inc holds 95,000 shares with $1.28 million value, up from 70,000 last quarter. Amtrust Finl Svcs Inc now has $2.55B valuation. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $13.03. About 190,783 shares traded. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) has declined 53.49% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.19% the S&P500.

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc decreased American Express Co. (AXP) stake by 6.32% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc sold 4,685 shares as American Express Co. (AXP)’s stock declined 3.65%. The Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc holds 69,415 shares with $6.28 million value, down from 74,100 last quarter. American Express Co. now has $85.04 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $97.97. About 1.16 million shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% 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 22 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was upgraded by Compass Point. The company was reinitiated on Friday, July 7 by JMP Securities. FBR Capital downgraded AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) on Tuesday, October 24 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Compass Point given on Thursday, February 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, January 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, June 9. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Perform” on Monday, November 13. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1600 target in Monday, June 5 report. The stock of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 31 investors sold AFSI 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. Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 0.02% in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) or 456,253 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag has 146,881 shares. California Employees Retirement holds 338,200 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Vertex One Asset Mgmt Inc has 0.21% invested in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Moreover, Victory Management has 0% invested in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 9,230 shares. Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0% invested in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). S&T Retail Bank Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 419,308 shares. Amalgamated Commercial Bank holds 10,638 shares. 10,059 were reported by Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Co. Moreover, Fifth Third Bancorporation has 0% invested in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Lpl Financial Limited Company, California-based fund reported 13,875 shares. 106 were reported by Glenmede Trust Com Na. Symons Capital Mngmt holds 0.04% or 12,747 shares in its portfolio. Stoneridge Invest Prtn Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI).

Vertex One Asset Management Inc decreased Bhp Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP) stake by 11,500 shares to 26,500 valued at $1.07 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Tribune Media Co stake by 8,700 shares and now owns 46,421 shares. Beazer Homes Usa Inc (NYSE:BZH) was reduced too.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $35.65 million activity. $8.79M worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares were sold by Buckminster Douglas E.. Bush James Peter sold $1.27 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Tuesday, January 2. Shares for $5.63 million were sold by Gupta Ashwini on Tuesday, December 12. The insider CHENAULT KENNETH I sold 96,440 shares worth $9.38 million. $506,340 worth of stock was sold by Sobbott Susan on Thursday, September 7. Zukauckas Linda also sold $304,962 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Friday, October 27. O’Neill Michael John had sold 43,741 shares worth $4.32 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.15% or 128,577 shares. Huntington Bancorp has 0.28% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Aspen Invest Management stated it has 3,825 shares. Lawson Kroeker Investment Mngmt Incorporated Ne holds 0.29% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) or 10,170 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs accumulated 4,283 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance accumulated 3,500 shares. Moreover, Dowling And Yahnke Limited Liability Corp has 0.66% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Schwerin Boyle Management holds 4.84% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) or 475,210 shares. Midas Mgmt invested 1.19% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Comerica Securities reported 0.05% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Pecaut & reported 8,374 shares. 183,593 were accumulated by North Amer Mngmt. Drexel Morgan & accumulated 1.73% or 18,703 shares. Investec Asset Management reported 604,664 shares. Gam Holding Ag has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP).

Among 36 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. American Express Company had 108 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, January 10. Goldman Sachs maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Friday, April 21. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $87 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Monday, January 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $78.0 target. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities on Friday, September 9 with “Underweight”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, January 22 with “Sell”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $6300 target in Wednesday, June 14 report. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, April 21.

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