AerCap (NYSE:AER) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about AerCap (NYSE:AER) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AerCap earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3545549055908 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NYSE AER opened at $56.82 on Friday. AerCap has a one year low of $48.29 and a one year high of $58.30. The stock has a market cap of $8.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.27, a current ratio of 0.49 and a quick ratio of 0.49.

AerCap (NYSE:AER) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.23. The business had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. AerCap had a return on equity of 12.15% and a net margin of 21.24%. The firm’s revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.67 EPS. equities analysts expect that AerCap will post 6.68 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on AER. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AerCap from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on AerCap from $53.00 to $54.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Stephens cut AerCap from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $64.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays reduced their target price on AerCap from $71.00 to $69.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $63.00.

AerCap Company Profile

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.

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