News coverage about American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Homes 4 Rent earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7909504149093 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE AMH) traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $21.77. 2,190,889 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,896,190. American Homes 4 Rent has a 52 week low of $19.62 and a 52 week high of $23.98. The firm has a market cap of $6,242.29, a PE ratio of 21.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 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 (NYSE:AMH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $247.96 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that American Homes 4 Rent will post 1.03 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. American Homes 4 Rent’s dividend payout ratio is -2,000.00%.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of American Homes 4 Rent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of American Homes 4 Rent from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised shares of 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 report on Monday, December 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.13.
In other American Homes 4 Rent news, Director B Wayne Et Al Hughes acquired 101,678 shares of the company’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 filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 3,038,600 shares of company stock valued at $65,685,192. Corporate 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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