An issue of AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) debt rose 1.3% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.875% coupon and will mature on August 15, 2022. The debt is now trading at $109.75 and was trading at $110.00 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its share price.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AerCap Holdings NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. RBC Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $74.00 target price (up previously from $72.00) on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a report on Friday, August 12th. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of AerCap Holdings NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. Finally, Stephens assumed coverage on shares of AerCap Holdings NV in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $64.00 target price on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.77.

AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) opened at 44.34 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $40.10 and its 200 day moving average is $38.46. AerCap Holdings NV has a 12-month low of $24.61 and a 12-month high of $46.32. The company has a market cap of $7.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.07 and a beta of 1.65.

AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The company reported $1.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.24. The company earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.20 billion. AerCap Holdings NV had a net margin of 18.48% and a return on equity of 14.06%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.64 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that AerCap Holdings NV will post $6.21 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of AerCap Holdings NV during the second quarter valued at approximately $99,937,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of AerCap Holdings NV by 76.5% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,258,530 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,460,000 after buying an additional 1,412,365 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of AerCap Holdings NV by 96.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,571,820 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,387,000 after buying an additional 1,263,525 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of AerCap Holdings NV by 81.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,646,012 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,290,000 after buying an additional 740,260 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of AerCap Holdings NV during the second quarter valued at approximately $21,935,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.85% of the company’s stock.

About AerCap Holdings NV

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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