News coverage about American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Homes 4 Rent earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1224063860342 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) opened at 22.06 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $22.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.76. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.74 billion. American Homes 4 Rent has a 52 week low of $19.63 and a 52 week high of $23.98.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $237 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.28 million. American Homes 4 Rent had a negative return on equity of 0.02% and a net margin of 6.36%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.25 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that American Homes 4 Rent will post $0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. American Homes 4 Rent’s payout ratio is currently -181.82%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on AMH. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Saturday, May 6th. TheStreet upgraded American Homes 4 Rent from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub lowered American Homes 4 Rent from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered American Homes 4 Rent from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. American Homes 4 Rent has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.38.

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In related news, insider Bryan Smith sold 12,432 shares of American Homes 4 Rent stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.40, for a total transaction of $278,476.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 27.82% of the company’s stock.

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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