AerCap (AER) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about AerCap (NYSE:AER) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AerCap earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9390068596366 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on AER shares. Zacks Investment Research cut AerCap from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 target price on AerCap and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Citigroup assumed coverage on AerCap in a research note on Friday, December 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on AerCap from $77.00 to $74.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, UBS Group raised their target price on AerCap from $44.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.30.

AerCap (AER) traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, hitting $54.23. The stock had a trading volume of 952,812 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,180,567. The firm has a market cap of $8,600.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.02, a P/E/G ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 1.84. AerCap has a 52 week low of $41.54 and a 52 week high of $54.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.17, a current ratio of 0.42 and a quick ratio of 0.42.

AerCap (NYSE:AER) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.15. AerCap had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 22.84%. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.23 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that AerCap will post 6.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

AerCap declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 2nd that allows the company to buyback $200.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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About AerCap

AerCap Holdings N.V. is an independent aircraft leasing company. The Company focuses on acquiring in-demand aircraft, funding them, hedging interest rate risk and using its platform to deploy these assets. It operates its business on a global basis, leasing aircraft to customers in various geographical regions.

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