American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 5,878,796 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 5,099,137 shares.The stock last traded at $20.85 and had previously closed at $20.82.

Several research firms have issued reports on AMH. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 price objective (up from $20.00) on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Homes 4 Rent from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of American Homes 4 Rent from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.20.

The stock’s market cap is $4.97 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $19.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.51.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.02. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $195.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $187.70 million. American Homes 4 Rent’s quarterly revenue was up 48.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that American Homes 4 Rent will post $0.93 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 15th were given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 13th.

Other hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in American Homes 4 Rent by 40.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,512,845 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,204,000 after buying an additional 439,285 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in American Homes 4 Rent by 8,179.0% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 977,005 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,277,000 after buying an additional 965,204 shares during the period. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC raised its stake in American Homes 4 Rent by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC now owns 1,137,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,958,000 after buying an additional 71,530 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in American Homes 4 Rent by 440.4% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 966,719 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,106,000 after buying an additional 787,816 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in American Homes 4 Rent by 12.3% in the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 219,590 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,658,000 after buying an additional 24,065 shares during the period.

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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