AMH stock: buy or sell?

AMH stock price: $26.95 -0.44% At close on January 17th, 2020

Updated on:
January 17th, 2020


American Homes 4 Rent shares depreciated -0.44% to $26.95 yesterday.

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.

Should I buy AMH stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, American Homes 4 Rent stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is American Homes 4 Rent stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At, we gathered 4 ratings published for AMH stock in the last month.

Is AMH a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-1BTIG ResearchBuyNeutral
2019-3-14Wells Fargo & Con/aHold

AMH stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of American Homes 4 Rent closed yesterday at $26.95 and depreciated an unpleasant -0.44%.

American Homes 4 Rent depreciated an unpleasant -0.44% and closed at $26.95. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on December 20th, AMH climbed $1.36 (5.31%). On November, AMH hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on November tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

AMH stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

American Homes 4 Rent soared a good 2.71% this week.

Not so far away is the last price record American Homes 4 Rent marked late November 2019. Early April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 17.58%. Since price and SMA20w lines crossed up by mid December 2019, AMH climbed $1.38 (5.40%).

AMH stock chart (weekly)

AMH stock price history

AMH stock went public on August 1st, 2013 with a price of $14.611. Since then, AMH stock grew a 84.50%, with a yearly average of 14.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in AMH stock in 2013, it would worth $845.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

AMH stock historical price chart

AMH stock reached all-time highs on November with a price of $27.09.

AMH stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for American Homes 4 Rent stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on February, American Homes 4 Rent . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
AMH earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a phenomenal gain of 11.71% to $1,072.85 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, slightly worse, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) grew a 1.66% to 10.09%.

AMH annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$139 M-$-43.78 M-31.5%-
2014$399 M186.90%$-48.06 M-12.0%9.77%
2015$631 M58.09%$-62.30 M-9.9%29.64%
2016$879 M39.38%$6.70 M0.8%-110.75%
2017$960 M9.27%$81 M8.4%1,109.84%
2018$1,073 M11.71%$108 M10.1%33.67%

Quarterly financial results

American Homes 4 Rent posted $270.32 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -3.48% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $31.41 M with a profit margin of 11.62%. Profit margin appreciated a 1.84% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.78%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, American Homes 4 Rent sales marked an impressive increase and rocketed a 11.33%.
AMH quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$234 M-$12 M5.2%-
2017-Q2$237 M1.39%$15 M6.4%24.79%
2017-Q3$247 M4.15%$19 M7.6%24.42%
2017-Q4$243 M-1.63%$35 M14.4%86.38%
2018-Q1$258 M6.26%$20 M7.9%-41.71%
2018-Q2$264 M2.51%$29 M11.0%42.32%
2018-Q3$280 M5.89%$27 M9.8%-5.67%
2018-Q4$270 M-3.48%$31 M11.6%14.65%

American Homes 4 Rent ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For American Homes 4 Rent, 13.81% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for AMH stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to American Homes 4 Rent:

Market cap$8.1 B
Total shares300.1 M
Float shares259.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)90.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)13.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

AMH summary

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Day range$26.84 - $27.05
Previous close$27.07
Session gain-0.44%
Average true range$0.39
50d mov avg$26.13
100d mov avg$25.87
200d mov avg$25.08
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

American Homes 4 Rent performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For American Homes 4 Rent, the benchmark is made against .

American Homes 4 Rent competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as American Homes 4 Rent competitor. This doesn't mean American Homes 4 Rent does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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