News articles about AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AerCap Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 20 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Alpha One’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $73.00 price target (up from $72.00) on shares of AerCap Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AerCap Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. Morgan Stanley cut shares of AerCap Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $44.00 in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Citigroup Inc restated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price (up previously from $54.00) on shares of AerCap Holdings in a report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of AerCap Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.56.

AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER) traded down 0.36% on Friday, reaching $44.79. The company had a trading volume of 140,168 shares. AerCap Holdings has a 12 month low of $31.45 and a 12 month high of $49.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.61 and a beta of 1.59. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.75 and a 200-day moving average of $44.35.

AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The financial services provider reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.07. AerCap Holdings had a net margin of 18.48% and a return on equity of 14.06%. The company had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.19 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.53 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that AerCap Holdings will post $5.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, COO Dikken Wouter Marinus Den sold 75,000 shares of AerCap Holdings stock in a transaction on Monday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.95, for a total value of $3,371,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 203,419 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,143,684.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director James N. Chapman sold 4,000 shares of AerCap Holdings stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.58, for a total transaction of $178,320.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,261 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $502,015.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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About AerCap Holdings

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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