News articles about AerCap (NYSE:AER) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AerCap earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3536582333496 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) Holdings Boosted by Westpac Banking Corp (tingoos.com)
- AerCap Holdings prices USD 1.15bn aggregate principal amount of senior notes (financial-news.co.uk)
- AerCap Holdings N.V. to Release Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results on February 14, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- AerCap Holdings NV Announces Pricing of $1.15 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- General Electric Has One Way to Fly Out of Trouble (bloomberg.com)
Shares of AerCap (NYSE:AER) traded up $0.38 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $54.11. The company had a trading volume of 641,326 shares, compared to its average volume of 806,940. AerCap has a 1 year low of $41.54 and a 1 year high of $54.70. The company has a market cap of $8,550.25, a P/E ratio of 7.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.17, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a current ratio of 0.42.
AerCap (NYSE:AER) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the 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 firm had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that AerCap will post 6.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.
AerCap declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, November 2nd that permits the company to repurchase $200.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on AER shares. Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 price target on AerCap and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of AerCap in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AerCap from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. UBS Group increased 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. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on AerCap in a research note on Friday, December 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.30.
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AerCap Company Profile
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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