How to buy Atlantic American shares | $1.98

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Atlantic American Corporation (AAME) is a leading insurance-life business based in the US. It opened the day at $1.98 after a previous close of $2.07. During the day the price has varied from a low of $1.98 to a high of $1.98. The latest price was $1.98 (25 minute delay). Atlantic American is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 151 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Atlantic American

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AAME in this case.
  5. Research Atlantic American shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Atlantic American shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Atlantic American's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Atlantic American's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $2.28, which is 12.31% down on its pre-crash value of $2.6 and 18.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.93.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Atlantic American shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $1,159.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,181.34.

Atlantic American share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AAME stocks over time.

Atlantic American shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Open$1.98
High$1.98
Low$1.98
Close$1.98
Previous close$2.07
Change $-0.09
Change % -4.348%
Volume 916
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$1.58 - $2.82
50-day moving average $2.1597
200-day moving average $2.0019
PE ratio 37.069
Dividend yield $0.02 (0.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.058
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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Atlantic American stock?

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Atlantic American price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1.98

1 week (2021-01-08) -17.84%
1 month (2020-12-18) -4.81%
3 months (2020-10-16) -10.00%
6 months (2020-07-17) 13.79%
1 year (2020-01-16) 4.21%
2 years (2019-01-17) -20.80%
3 years (2018-01-17) -40.81%
5 years (2016-01-15) -55.51%

Is Atlantic American under- or over-valued?

Valuing Atlantic American stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Atlantic American's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Atlantic American's P/E ratio

Atlantic American's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Atlantic American shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Atlantic American's EBITDA

Atlantic American's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Atlantic American's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Atlantic American financials

Revenue TTM $187.7 million
Operating margin TTM 2.07%
Gross profit TTM $13.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.63%
Return on equity TTM 1.3%
Profit margin 0.85%
Book value $6.268
Market capitalisation $43.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Atlantic American shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AAME.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5,858 Atlantic American shares held short by investors – that's known as Atlantic American's "short interest". This figure is 21.1% down from 7,428 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atlantic American shares can be evaluated.

Atlantic American's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atlantic American's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atlantic American shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atlantic American shares traded daily (recently around 15832.432432432). Atlantic American's SIR currently stands at 0.37. In other words for every 100,000 Atlantic American shares traded daily on the market, roughly 370 shares are currently held short.

However Atlantic American's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of tradable Atlantic American shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atlantic American's short interest could be expressed as 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atlantic American shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atlantic American.

Find out more about how you can short Atlantic American stock.

Atlantic American share dividends

We're not expecting Atlantic American to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Atlantic American's shares ever split?

Atlantic American's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 4 November 1986. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Atlantic American shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Atlantic American shares which in turn could have impacted Atlantic American's share price.

Atlantic American share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atlantic American's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.58 up to $2.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Atlantic American's is 0.2593. This would suggest that Atlantic American's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Atlantic American overview

Atlantic American Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides life and health, and property and casualty insurance products in the United States. It operates through American Southern and Bankers Fidelity segments. The company offers property and casualty insurance products, including business automobile insurance coverage for state governments, local municipalities, and other motor pools and fleets; and inland marine and general liability insurance products. It also provides surety bond coverage for school bus transportation and subdivision construction, as well as performance and payment bonds. In addition, it provides term, individual and group whole life insurance, as well as medicare supplement and other accident and health insurance products. The company markets its products through independent agents and brokers. Atlantic American Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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