In today’s session AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) registered an unusually high (367) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious AER increase. With 367 contracts traded and 18724 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: AER170120C00042500 closed last at: $2.05 or 6.8% down. About 405,962 shares traded hands. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 10.32% since April 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.67% the S&P500.
AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) Ratings Coverage
Out of 11 analysts covering AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 82% are positive. $74 is the highest target while $43 is the lowest. The $56.20 average target is 33.91% above today’s ($41.97) stock price. AerCap Holdings has been the topic of 20 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, May 13 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 24 by FBR Capital. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 11. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, May 13 with “Outperform”. FBR Capital maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) rating on Wednesday, November 9. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $43 price target. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Friday, August 21. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, September 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $70 target price in Wednesday, November 11 report. FBR Capital reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $51.0 target price in Tuesday, October 13 report.
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 dived, 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.
Systematic Fincl Management L P accumulated 1.01 million shares or 0.46% of the stock. Basswood Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company owns 459,015 shares or 0.89% of their US portfolio. Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Company, a California-based fund reported 120 shares. Moreover, Td Asset Management has 0% invested in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 23,278 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability Com has 1.00 million shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. British Columbia Mgmt has 8,000 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Mcf Advisors Limited Company has 35 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Intrust Bank Na holds 0.34% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 24,966 shares. Orrstown Fincl Ser holds 0% or 68 shares in its portfolio. Bridgeway Cap Mgmt Incorporated owns 33,100 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Pnc Services Gru has invested 0% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Quantitative Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 6,800 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mgmt accumulated 42,077 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hbk Invs Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in the company for 41,500 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since September 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $24,025 net activity. Shares for $24,025 were sold by Gradon Michael on Tuesday, September 6.
AerCap Holdings N.V. is an independent aircraft leasing company. The company has a market cap of $8.37 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 8.55 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: Reuters.com, which released: “BRIEF-AerCap Holdings NV reports financial results for the third quarter 2…” on November 08, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “Fitch Upgrades AerCap Holdings N.V. to ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable” and published on July 26, 2016 is yet another important article.
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