In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) reported that Hughes B Wayne Et Al has picked up 10,412,235 of common stock as of 2017-04-06.
The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Hughes B Wayne Et Al Inc. to a total of 10,412,235 representing a 4.0% stake in the company.
For those not familiar with the company, 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. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 48,422 single-family properties in 22 states, including 1,119 properties held for sale, and had an additional 47 properties in escrow that it intended to acquire. Its integrated operating platform offers property management, acquisitions, construction, marketing, leasing, financial and administrative functions. The Company may seek to invest in condominium units, townhouses and real estate-related debt investments. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Homes 4 Rent Advisor, LLC (the Advisor).
A glance at American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 6.08 Billion based on 257.24 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $23.62 per share.
Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.
Specifically, on 2017-03-22, Hughes picked up 2,192,982 at a purchase price of $22.80. This brings their total holding to 10,412,235 as of the date of the filing.
On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Smith unload 12,000 shares at a sale price of $21.70. This brings their total holding to 20,799.
It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.
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