Media stories about AerCap (NYSE:AER) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AerCap earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7839364376162 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have commented on AER shares. Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 price target on shares of AerCap and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of AerCap in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AerCap from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. UBS Group boosted their price objective on AerCap from $44.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Citigroup initiated coverage on AerCap in a report on Friday, December 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $57.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $57.30.

AerCap (NYSE:AER) traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $54.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 774,002 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,125,354. The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.17. The firm has a market cap of $8,530.00, a P/E ratio of 8.00, a PEG ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.84. AerCap has a 12-month low of $41.54 and a 12-month high of $54.70.

AerCap (NYSE:AER) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. AerCap had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 22.84%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. research analysts forecast that AerCap will post 6.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

AerCap declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 2nd that allows the company to buyback $200.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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AerCap 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. It operates its business on a global basis, leasing aircraft to customers in various geographical regions.

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