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Amtrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) [hlAlert]

Rating:
Buy AFSI
up 481.20 %

5 smart stocks from the fool

Posted on: Tuesday,  Sep 8, 2009  12:38 AM ET by 5 smart stocks from the fool

5 smart stocks from the fool rated Buy Amtrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) on 06/11/2009, when the stock price was
$10.11. Since then, Amtrust Financial Services, Inc. has gained 481.21% as of 01/14/2016's recent price of $58.76.
If you would have followed this 5 smart stocks from the fool's recommendation on AFSI, you would have gained 481.2% of your investment in 2408 days.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust), through its subsidiaries, operates as a multinational property and casualty insurance company. The Company operates in three segments: Small Commercial Business Insurance, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, and Specialty Middle-Market Property and Casualty Insurance. AmTrust has operations principally in North America, Europe and Scandinavia.

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Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
6/11/2009 4:00 PM Buy
None
10.11
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week up  47.73 %
1 Month up  49.95 %
3 Months up  57.05 %
1 YTD up  77.25 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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