Headlines about AerCap (NYSE:AER) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AerCap earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3638916078528 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- AerCap Holdings NV (AER) expected to touch 8.74% EPS growth for coming year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- AerCap Holdings NV (AER) stock closes Yesterday with $50.85 – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- AerCap Holdings – Cheap Right Now And For The Future – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Worth Watching Stocks: AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER), Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on AerCap (AER) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of AerCap stock traded down $0.33 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $50.78. 165,391 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,395,590. The stock has a market cap of $8,035.11, a PE ratio of 8.02, a P/E/G ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a quick ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.29. AerCap has a 12 month low of $42.35 and a 12 month high of $55.67.
AerCap announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, February 14th that permits the company to buyback $200.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
AER has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of AerCap in a report on Friday, December 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 price target on the stock. Wells Fargo set a $62.00 target price on shares of AerCap and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Macquarie started coverage on shares of AerCap in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of AerCap from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AerCap from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.73.
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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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