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Shares of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.88.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) opened at 17.82 on Tuesday. American Homes 4 Rent has a one year low of $15.10 and a one year high of $18.85. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.07 and its 200-day moving average is $17.15. The company’s market cap is $3.306 billion.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) last released its earnings data on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.15. The company had revenue of $94.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $93.20 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 420.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Homes 4 Rent will post $0.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 11th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AMH. Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of American Homes 4 Rent from $20.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. Separately, analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of American Homes 4 Rent from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $19.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of American Homes 4 Rent in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock.

In other American Homes 4 Rent news, CEO David P. Singelyn acquired 3,710 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $24.21 per share, for a total transaction of $89,819.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

American Homes 4 Rent operates in the single-family home rental industry. The Company is an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust (NYSE:AMH).

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