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 (431) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious AER decrease. With 431 contracts traded and 4494 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: AER170120P00042500 closed last at: $1.25 or 31.6% up. About 176,453 shares traded hands. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 5.96% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 18.31% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.42 per share. AER’s profit will be $325.10 million for 6.61 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.68 actual earnings per share reported by AerCap Holdings N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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

Out of 11 analysts covering AerCap Holdings (NYSE:AER), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 91% are positive. $74 is the highest target while $43 is the lowest. The $57.20 average target is 28.86% above today’s ($44.39) stock price. AerCap Holdings has been the topic of 21 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, May 13 by FBR Capital. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 24 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, February 24. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) on Tuesday, March 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, November 15. FBR Capital maintained AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) on Wednesday, November 9 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, May 13. DA Davidson initiated it with “Buy” rating and $59 target price in Friday, August 21 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 0.95 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.26, from 1.21 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.
Nomura Holding holds 0.04% or 395,385 shares in its portfolio. Airain reported 12,074 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Point72 Asset Management Limited Partnership last reported 0.05% of its portfolio in the stock. Bartlett And Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER). Aristotle Boston Ltd Com owns 178,825 shares or 1.35% of their US portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 19,023 shares in the company. Bridgeway Cap has 0.02% invested in the company for 33,100 shares. Panagora Asset holds 0.01% or 42,077 shares in its portfolio. Td Asset Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 23,278 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 81,693 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Eagle Boston Inv holds 1.13% of its portfolio in AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) for 248,741 shares. Fulton National Bank & Trust Na accumulated 0.05% or 16,394 shares. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 8.67 million shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Millennium Management accumulated 0.01% or 81,912 shares. Philadelphia Fincl Of San Francisco Ltd Liability Corporation has 270,918 shares for 2.09% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since September 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $72,651 net activity. Another trade for 592 shares valued at $24,025 was made by Gradon Michael on Tuesday, September 6.

AerCap Holdings N.V. is an independent aircraft leasing company. The company has a market cap of $8.59 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 9.04 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: “Moody’s upgrades AerCap Holdings N.V. to Ba1, stable outlook” and published on April 29, 2016 is yet another important article.

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