Headlines about American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8760152014918 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

AMH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised American Homes 4 Rent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub lowered American Homes 4 Rent from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet raised American Homes 4 Rent from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, BTIG Research initiated coverage on American Homes 4 Rent in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.13.

Shares of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $22.12. The stock had a trading volume of 2,141,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,026,526. American Homes 4 Rent has a twelve month low of $19.62 and a twelve month high of $23.98. The stock has a market cap of $6,345.51, a P/E ratio of 21.49, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.51.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25. American Homes 4 Rent had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 6.56%. The business had revenue of $246.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $247.96 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.24 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that American Homes 4 Rent will post 1.04 EPS for the current fiscal 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 issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. American Homes 4 Rent’s dividend payout ratio is presently -2,000.00%.

In related news, Director B Wayne Et Al Hughes purchased 1,372,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $21.84 per share, for a total transaction of $29,968,848.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders bought a total of 1,766,855 shares of company stock worth $38,597,023 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 27.82% of the company’s stock.

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About American Homes 4 Rent

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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