Headlines about American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Homes 4 Rent earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.174986732259 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Evercore ISI upgraded 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 note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Homes 4 Rent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded American Homes 4 Rent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Finally, BTIG Research started coverage on American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.13.
Shares of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE AMH) opened at $21.59 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,182.07, a PE ratio of 20.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. American Homes 4 Rent has a 1-year low of $19.62 and a 1-year high of $23.98.
American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25. American Homes 4 Rent had a net margin of 6.56% and a return on equity of 1.15%. The company had revenue of $246.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $247.96 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that American Homes 4 Rent will post 1.03 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. American Homes 4 Rent’s payout ratio is currently -2,000.00%.
In related news, Director B Wayne Et Al Hughes purchased 101,678 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $21.87 per share, for a total transaction of $2,223,697.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 1,766,855 shares of company stock valued at $38,597,023. 27.82% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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