Fly Leasing Ltd. (FLY) Trading 1.4% Higher
Fly Leasing Ltd. (NYSE:FLY)’s share price traded up 1.4% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.12 and last traded at $11.01, with a volume of 159,805 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.86.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Fly Leasing from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Fly Leasing in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Fly Leasing presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.92.
The company has a 50 day moving average of $10.76 and a 200-day moving average of $11.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $371.94 million and a P/E ratio of 47.72.
Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 18th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $81.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.73 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. Fly Leasing’s quarterly revenue was down 34.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Fly Leasing Ltd. will post $1.47 earnings per share for the current year.
Several large investors have made changes to their positions in FLY. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of Fly Leasing by 24.5% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 538,836 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,355,000 after buying an additional 106,206 shares during the period. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Fly Leasing by 12.0% in the fourth quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 1,445,297 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,728,000 after buying an additional 154,862 shares during the period. SFE Investment Counsel increased its stake in shares of Fly Leasing by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. SFE Investment Counsel now owns 653,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,916,000 after buying an additional 20,958 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Fly Leasing by 74.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 129,005 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,761,000 after buying an additional 55,194 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in shares of Fly Leasing by 53.7% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 79,561 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,086,000 after buying an additional 27,812 shares during the period.
Fly Leasing Limited (Fly) is engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft which it leases under multi-year contracts to a range of airlines throughout the world. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s aircraft portfolio consisted of 127 commercial jet aircraft, consisting of 116 narrow-body passenger aircraft, including two freighters, and 11 wide-body passenger aircraft.
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