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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AYR. The maximum price target given was 29, implying a possible profit of 25.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 21, implying a possible loss of -9.01 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.76 percent. That number becomes 14.69 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.63 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.37 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AYR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.05 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AYR is 1.05.

AYR has traded between a high of 25.98 and a low of 18.26 over the past year. Currently the stock is 26.4 percent higher than its 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.