Aercap Holdings N.V. (AER) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.15

News coverage about Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aercap Holdings N.V. earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0006771320913 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on AER shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. from $48.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub raised shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Aercap Holdings N.V. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $57.45.

Aercap Holdings N.V. (AER) opened at 49.58 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $49.11 and a 200 day moving average of $46.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.82 and a beta of 1.85. Aercap Holdings N.V. has a 52 week low of $36.38 and a 52 week high of $50.90.

Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.29. Aercap Holdings N.V. had a return on equity of 14.43% and a net margin of 22.26%. The company had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.22 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. Aercap Holdings N.V.’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Aercap Holdings N.V. will post $6.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Aercap Holdings N.V. announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 3rd that authorizes the company to buyback $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

In related news, Director Michael Gradon sold 742 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.16, for a total transaction of $37,218.72. Following the sale, the director now owns 3,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $169,540.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Aengus Kelly sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.87, for a total value of $4,987,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 2,231,875 shares in the company, valued at approximately $111,303,606.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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About Aercap Holdings N.V.

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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