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Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for AerCap (AER)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of AerCap (NYSE: AER) recently:

5/8/2018 – AerCap was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “AERCAP HOLDINGS is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales.They also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aircraft disassemblies through its certified repair stations. “ 5/4/2018 – AerCap had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $58.00. 5/4/2018 – AerCap had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank from $68.00 to $71.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 5/2/2018 – AerCap was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. 4/12/2018 – AerCap had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $49.00 to $52.00. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.

Shares of AerCap stock traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $55.50. 30,855 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,253,003. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.77, a PEG ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.81. AerCap has a 52 week low of $55.53 and a 52 week high of $55.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.34, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.60.

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AerCap (NYSE:AER) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. AerCap had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 21.52%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.48 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that AerCap will post 6.35 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of AerCap by 23.8% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 15,357 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $809,000 after buying an additional 2,950 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of AerCap by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,015,219 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $369,070,000 after buying an additional 197,040 shares in the last quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of AerCap by 9.4% during the 4th quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 22,007 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,158,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of AerCap by 6.1% during the 4th quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 39,456 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,075,000 after buying an additional 2,256 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of AerCap during the 4th quarter worth approximately $364,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.78% of the company’s stock.

AerCap Holdings N.V., an aircraft leasing company, engages in the lease, financing, sale, and management of commercial aircraft and engines in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, the United States, Ireland, and internationally. The company provides aircraft asset management services, including remarketing aircraft; collecting rental and maintenance rent payments, monitoring aircraft maintenance, monitoring and enforcing contract compliance, and accepting delivery and redelivery of aircraft; and conducting ongoing lessee financial performance reviews.