American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Homes 4 Rent earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.875021147723 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of research analysts have commented on AMH shares. BTIG Research started coverage on American Homes 4 Rent in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price target for the company. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Citigroup started coverage on American Homes 4 Rent in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target for the company. Evercore ISI raised American Homes 4 Rent from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $24.50 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered American Homes 4 Rent from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. American Homes 4 Rent presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.22.

American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.32. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,837,156 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,316,260. American Homes 4 Rent has a 1 year low of $20.30 and a 1 year high of $23.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.51. The stock has a market cap of $5,870.00, a P/E ratio of 2,032.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.68.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. American Homes 4 Rent had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 6.56%. The firm had revenue of $246.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $247.96 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that American Homes 4 Rent will post 1.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. American Homes 4 Rent’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 2,000.00%.

In other news, Director B Wayne Et Al Hughes bought 4,550 shares of American Homes 4 Rent stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.00 per share, for a total transaction of $100,100.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have acquired a total of 1,670,950 shares of company stock worth $35,816,444 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 27.82% of the company’s stock.

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American Homes 4 Rent Company Profile

American Homes 4 Rent is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties. The Company’s primary objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its shareholders through dividends and capital appreciation by acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties.

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