Media stories about Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aercap Holdings N.V. earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.375184564004 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE AER) traded down 1.29% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $48.33. The company had a trading volume of 1,333,771 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $48.18 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.89. Aercap Holdings N.V. has a 52 week low of $36.38 and a 52 week high of $50.79. The company has a market capitalization of $7.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.62 and a beta of 1.87.

Aercap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.29. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. Aercap Holdings N.V. had a return on equity of 14.43% and a net margin of 22.26%. The business’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.22 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Aercap Holdings N.V. will post $6.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Aercap Holdings N.V. announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, May 9th that permits the company to repurchase $300.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on AER shares. FBR & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on Aercap Holdings N.V. from $48.00 to $44.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised Aercap Holdings N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Aercap Holdings N.V. in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Aercap Holdings N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $57.80.

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In other Aercap Holdings N.V. news, COO Dikken Wouter Marinus Den sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.99, for a total transaction of $2,199,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 205,808 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,053,493.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael Gradon sold 742 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.16, for a total value of $37,218.72. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 3,380 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $169,540.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 150,742 shares of company stock valued at $7,223,719.

About Aercap Holdings N.V.

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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