Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Aircastle (AYR) Stock Price

News stories about Aircastle (NYSE:AYR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aircastle earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.8782313959906 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Aircastle stock opened at $19.84 on Friday. Aircastle has a 12-month low of $18.97 and a 12-month high of $25.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,576.69, a P/E ratio of 10.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.84.

Aircastle (NYSE:AYR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The transportation company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $177.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.09 million. Aircastle had a return on equity of 8.41% and a net margin of 18.56%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.90 EPS. research analysts predict that Aircastle will post 1.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were issued a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.65%. Aircastle’s dividend payout ratio is currently 59.89%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on AYR shares. ValuEngine cut Aircastle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $24.00 price target (down from $26.00) on shares of Aircastle in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. JPMorgan Chase cut their price target on Aircastle from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Macquarie started coverage on Aircastle in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Aircastle in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.60.

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Aircastle Company Profile

Aircastle Limited is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircrafts to airlines. The Company is engaged in financing and managing commercial flight equipment. The Company manages its aircrafts in the United States, Ireland and Singapore. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 206 aircrafts leased to 71 lessees located in 36 countries.

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