AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $38.37, but opened at $38.74. AerCap Holdings NV shares last traded at $39.38, with a volume of 973,643 shares.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on AER shares. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (up from $72.00) on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research note on Friday, August 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.14.

The company has a market cap of $7.19 billion and a PE ratio of 7.54. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $37.02 and its 200 day moving average is $37.06.

AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.05. The company earned $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 billion. The company’s revenue was down 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.73 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that AerCap Holdings NV will post $5.86 EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in AerCap Holdings NV stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) by 127.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 33,959 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,047 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in AerCap Holdings NV were worth $1,466,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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. The Company operates its business on a global basis, leasing aircraft to customers in various geographical region.

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