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American Homes 4 Rent is a reit—residential business based in the US. American Homes 4 Rent shares (AMH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Homes 4 Rent employs 1,324 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in American Homes 4 Rent

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for American Homes 4 Rent Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until American Homes 4 Rent reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$28.82, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of American Homes 4 Rent, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Homes 4 Rent. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted American Homes 4 Rent's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, American Homes 4 Rent's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$28.82, which is 0.17% up on its pre-crash value of USD$28.77 and 64.69% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$17.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of American Homes 4 Rent shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$656.49 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,042.42.

American Homes 4 Rent share price

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American Homes 4 Rent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$28.82
52-week rangeUSD$17.5 - USD$30.31
50-day moving average USD$28.814
200-day moving average USD$26.6943
Wall St. target priceUSD$31.13
PE ratio 107.2857
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (0.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.274

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Is it a good time to buy American Homes 4 Rent stock?

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American Homes 4 Rent price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.82 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-13) -3.00%
1 month (2020-09-18) 1.09%
3 months (2020-07-20) 4.69%
6 months (2020-04-20) 23.80%
1 year (2019-10-18) 11.58%
2 years (2018-10-19) 38.82%
3 years (2017-10-20) 33.55%
5 years (2015-10-20) 69.53%

Is American Homes 4 Rent under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Homes 4 Rent stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Homes 4 Rent's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Homes 4 Rent's P/E ratio

American Homes 4 Rent's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 107x. In other words, American Homes 4 Rent shares trade at around 107x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

American Homes 4 Rent's PEG ratio

American Homes 4 Rent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 29.82. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Homes 4 Rent's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Homes 4 Rent's EBITDA

American Homes 4 Rent's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$567.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Homes 4 Rent's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Homes 4 Rent financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$619.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.63%
Return on equity TTM 2.53%
Profit margin 11.94%
Book value $17.749
Market capitalisation USD$9.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Homes 4 Rent shares

There are currently 4.9 million American Homes 4 Rent shares held short by investors – that's known as American Homes 4 Rent's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% up from 4.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Homes 4 Rent shares can be evaluated.

American Homes 4 Rent's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Homes 4 Rent's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Homes 4 Rent shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Homes 4 Rent shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). American Homes 4 Rent's SIR currently stands at 2.71. In other words for every 100,000 American Homes 4 Rent shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2710 shares are currently held short.

However American Homes 4 Rent's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Homes 4 Rent shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Homes 4 Rent shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Homes 4 Rent's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Homes 4 Rent shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Homes 4 Rent shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American Homes 4 Rent.

Find out more about how you can short American Homes 4 Rent stock.

American Homes 4 Rent share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 71.43% of net profits

Recently American Homes 4 Rent has paid out, on average, around 71.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Homes 4 Rent shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Homes 4 Rent's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

American Homes 4 Rent's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

American Homes 4 Rent's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Homes 4 Rent's shares ever split?

American Homes 4 Rent's shares were split on a 7:1 basis on 24 August 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Homes 4 Rent shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 85.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Homes 4 Rent shares which in turn could have impacted American Homes 4 Rent's share price.

American Homes 4 Rent share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Homes 4 Rent's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.5 up to $30.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMH.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Homes 4 Rent's is 0.5896. This would suggest that American Homes 4 Rent's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Homes 4 Rent overview

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is a leader in the single-family home rental industry and American Homes 4 Rent is fast becoming a nationally recognized brand for rental homes, known for high-quality, good value and tenant satisfaction. We are an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on acquiring, developing, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive, single-family homes as rental properties. As of June 30, 2020, we owned 53,000 single-family properties in selected submarkets in 22 states.

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