Boston Partners Increases Stake in American Homes 4 Rent, Receives Positive Ratings from Research Firms and Announces Quarterly Dividend
On August 14, 2023, Boston Partners made headlines as they increased their position in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) by a marginal 0.5% during the first quarter of the year. This revelation was documented in their recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Impressively, Boston Partners now owns a whopping 3,564,828 shares of this real estate investment trust’s stock, thanks to an additional purchase of 18,308 shares made during the mentioned period. As of their latest filing with the SEC, this stake accounts for approximately $112,135,000 and represents about 0.99% ownership in American Homes 4 Rent.
Various research firms have recently commented on AMH as well. StockNews.com notably upgraded their rating on American Homes 4 Rent from “sell” to “hold” in a research report issued on August 4th. Supporting this positive sentiment are analysts at Royal Bank of Canada who raised their target price on AMH shares from $38.00 to $39.00 while giving the company an “outperform” rating in another research report published on July 31st. Additionally, VNET Group maintained its rating on American Homes 4 Rent while Mizuho raised its price target from $33.00 to $37.00 in a research note released on May 19th.
The consensus among investment analysts stands strong as nine experts hold a buy rating and another nine maintain a hold rating for American Homes 4 Rent according to Bloomberg.com data. The average analyst rating for the stock is currently labeled as “Moderate Buy” with a consensus target price estimated at $36.63.
In other recent news regarding American Homes 4 Rent’s performance, the company declared its quarterly dividend which will be distributed to stockholders on Friday, September 29th. Investors who had record ownership of AMH shares on Friday, September 15th, will be entitled to receive a dividend of $0.22 per share. Based on this payout rate, the dividend yield is calculated to be 2.42% while the annualized dividend amounts to $0.88 per share. It is important for investors to note that Thursday, September 14th marks the ex-dividend date for this particular dividend.
Considering this information within its broader context, it is evident that American Homes 4 Rent is currently experiencing positive traction in the market. With Boston Partners increasing their stake and various research firms issuing favorable ratings and target price upgrades, investor confidence in the company seems to be on a promising trajectory.
American Homes 4 Rent’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) also highlights an encouraging sign at present standing at approximately 89.80%. This suggests that the company has been able to effectively allocate its profits towards rewarding shareholders through dividends.
Overall, attentive investors will no doubt take note of these developments within American Homes 4 Rent as they evaluate potential investment opportunities in the real estate sector. The ascending position held by Boston Partners may serve as a catalyst for further market interest and inspire others to consider acquiring shares in this promising real estate investment trust.
As financial markets continue their progression towards an unknown future, it remains crucial for investors to carefully analyze available data and research before making any investment decisions.
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Updated on: 15/08/2023
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Examining American Homes 4 Rent: Investor Holdings, Stock Performance, and Insider Trading Insights
American Homes 4 Rent: A Closer Look at Investor Holdings, Stock Performance, and Insider Trading
Investing in real estate has always been an appealing option for investors looking to diversify their portfolios and generate stable returns. One such company that has garnered considerable attention in recent times is American Homes 4 Rent (AMH). In this article, we will delve into the intricate details surrounding AMH, including insights into investor holdings, stock performance, and recent insider trading activities.
Large investment firms holding shares of AMH include Vanguard Group Inc., Norges Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., State Street Corp, and Victory Capital Management Inc. Vanguard Group Inc. recently increased its position by 8.9% in the first quarter, acquiring an additional 3,533,157 shares worth approximately $1.74 billion. Norges Bank also made a noteworthy entry into AMH during the fourth quarter with a purchase totaling $619 million.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. witnessed a modest growth in its holdings during the last quarter, adding 66,245 shares valued at $483 million. Meanwhile, State Street Corp substantially expanded its position by 20.1% in the first quarter through the acquisition of 2,154,704 additional shares valued at $514 million. Victory Capital Management Inc., on the other hand, marginally increased its holdings by acquiring an extra 21,644 shares.
It is worth noting that hedge funds and institutional investors own roughly 83.36% of AMH’s stock.
AMH opened at $36.35 on August 14th with a market capitalization of $13.16 billion. The stock’s one-year low stands at $28.78 while its one-year high reached $38.94. Currently trading at a PE ratio of 37.09 and having a company beta of 0.68, AMH is considered a stable investment option.
The fifty-day moving average for the stock is $35.85, while the two-hundred-day moving average is slightly higher at $33.79. This reflects overall steady growth and stability in AMH’s stock price.
Insider Trading Activity:
In recent months, two key executives of AMH engaged in substantial stock sales. COO Bryan Smith sold 25,000 shares in June, generating approximately $875,000.00 in total value. Similarly, CAO Brian Reitz sold 1,800 shares at an average price of $37.47 on July 31st, totaling a value of around $67,446.
Aside from these insider transactions, other company insiders have sold a combined total of 51,800 shares worth approximately $1.82 million over the past three months.
American Homes 4 Rent demonstrates a positive outlook with strong institutional investor support from well-established entities such as Vanguard Group Inc., Norges Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., State Street Corp, and Victory Capital Management Inc. Their confidence in AMH reflects the potential for long-term growth and consistent returns.
Furthermore, AMH’s stock performance has exhibited stability throughout the year with reasonable PE valuations and an impressive market capitalization of $13.16 billion.
While recent insider trading activity indicates some executives selling their holdings over the past few months, it is essential to consider these actions within market trends and individual financial goals rather than solely relying on them as indicators of the company’s future prospects.
As always when considering investments in any company or sector critical analysis should be conducted utilizing multiple sources to ensure informed decision-making based on personal risk tolerance and investment objectives.