AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) – Investment analysts at FBR & Co lowered their Q3 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for AerCap Holdings NV in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. FBR & Co analyst C. Nolan now anticipates that the firm will earn $1.41 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.52. FBR & Co has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for AerCap Holdings NV’s Q4 2016 earnings at $1.43 EPS, FY2016 earnings at $5.91 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $1.55 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $1.54 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $1.55 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $6.15 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research report on Monday, August 15th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of AerCap Holdings NV from $72.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AerCap Holdings NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $74.00 price target (up from $72.00) on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. AerCap Holdings NV currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.14.

Shares of AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) opened at 38.64 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $7.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.48 and a beta of 1.69. AerCap Holdings NV has a 1-year low of $24.61 and a 1-year high of $46.32. The company’s 50 day moving average is $38.82 and its 200-day moving average is $38.05.

AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.05. The business earned $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. AerCap Holdings NV had a net margin of 19.44% and a return on equity of 14.40%. AerCap Holdings NV’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.73 earnings per share.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AER. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC increased its stake in AerCap Holdings NV by 3.3% in the second quarter. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC now owns 178,825 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,007,000 after buying an additional 5,715 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in AerCap Holdings NV by 8.1% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,021,427 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,310,000 after buying an additional 76,433 shares during the last quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in AerCap Holdings NV by 4.4% in the second quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,104 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,000 after buying an additional 260 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in AerCap Holdings NV by 80.4% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 58,310 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,959,000 after buying an additional 25,995 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund bought a new stake in AerCap Holdings NV during the second quarter worth $1,658,000. Institutional investors own 88.83% of the company’s stock.

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

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