Is Selling AerCap Holdings N.V. Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Hate The Stock

 Is Selling AerCap Holdings N.V. Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Hate The Stock

In today’s session AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) recorded an unusually high (609) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious AER decrease. With 609 contracts traded and 98294 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: AER161021P00037500 closed last at: $0.45 or 80% up. About 377,898 shares traded hands. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 2.19% since March 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.42% the S&P500.

Analysts await AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) to report earnings on November, 8. They expect $1.40 EPS, down 15.15% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.65 per share. AER’s profit will be $279.79 million for 7.00 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual EPS reported by AerCap Holdings N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.50% negative EPS growth.

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive. AerCap Holdings has been the topic of 18 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Macquarie Research maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) on Wednesday, August 12 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. DA Davidson initiated AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) rating on Friday, August 21. DA Davidson has “Buy” rating and $59 price target. Cowen & Co maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) rating on Friday, May 13. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $49 price target. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was reinitiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Monday, September 21 to “Buy”. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 24 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, May 13 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 11 with “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained the shares of AER in a report on Tuesday, March 15 with “Buy” rating.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “AERCAP HOLDINGS is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales.They also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aircraft disassemblies through its certified repair stations.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.13, from 1.34 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 45 funds sold all AerCap Holdings N.V. shares owned while 77 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 114 increased positions. They now own 159.47 million shares or 4.29% less from 166.62 million shares in 2016Q1.
Public Sector Pension Board holds 0.01% or 32,138 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board owns 135,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Hudson Canyon Counselors Lc accumulated 0.36% or 9,345 shares. Eagle Limited Com owns 111,182 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Oppenheimer Inc reported 44,768 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ingalls And Snyder Limited Liability Corporation reported 8,100 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Fdx has 0.04% invested in the company for 27,719 shares. Dalton Invs Ltd accumulated 462,657 shares or 6.27% of the stock. M&T Fincl Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 42,394 shares. Philadelphia Fincl Management Of San Francisco Ltd Liability Corp reported 270,918 shares or 2.09% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Dalal Street last reported 7.08% of its portfolio in the stock. Sei Invs owns 556,786 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Suntrust Banks Incorporated has 0% invested in the company for 23,542 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 1.74 million shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since September 6, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $24,025 net activity. The insider Gradon Michael sold $24,025.

AerCap Holdings N.V. is an independent aircraft leasing company. The company has a market cap of $7.83 billion. The Firm focuses on acquiring in-demand aircraft, funding them, hedging interest rate risk and using its platform to deploy these assets. It has a 7.58 P/E ratio. The Firm operates its business on a global basis, leasing aircraft to clients in various geographical region.

More news for AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) were recently published by:, which released: “Fitch Upgrades AerCap Holdings N.V. to ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable” on July 26, 2016.‘s article titled: “AerCap Holdings N.V. to Release Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on …” and published on October 07, 2016 is yet another important article.

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