Analyst Ratings for Aircastle Ltd. (AYR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE:AYR) by analysts covering the stock. AYR had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

AYR was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying potential capital gains of 25.65 percent. The lowest price target was 21, which equates to a potential downside of -9.01 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.76 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 14.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.63 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.37 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AYR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 11.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AYR has a PEG ratio of 1.05.

In the last 52-weeks, AYR has achieved a high of 25.98 and a low of 18.26. Today's price is 26.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.16 percent below the high. AYR has a P/E ratio of 11.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AYR value stock report compares AYR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion. AYR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.