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AmTrust shares up 7% after Carl Icahn opposes plan to go private, discloses stake

Shares of AmTrust Financial Services Inc. AFSI, +0.60% rose greater than 7% past due Thursday after activist investor Carl Icahn set his points of interest at the corporate's plan to move private, announcing it could be unfair to non-controlling shareholders. Icahn mentioned he owned an "almost 9.4% stake" in the insurance coverage corporate. The activist investor referred to as the balloting procedure a "sham." The board in March "stealthily set a record date of April 5, 2018, but did not bother telling shareholders or the market," an open letter to shareholders learn. "As a result, purchasers of the stock throughout the month of April, who rightly assumed they would be able to vote their shares, have been disenfranchised by this board," it mentioned. The vote is scheduled for June four. Shares of AmTrust ended the regular buying and selling day up 0.6%.