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.

Several price targets were given for AYR by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 29, implying potential capital gains of 25.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 21, implying potential capital losses of -9.01 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.76 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 14.69 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.63 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.37 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AYR to grow at a rate of 11.05 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 price/earnings 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 market cap of AYR is $1.84 billion. AYR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.