Insider Trade Overview: AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) Buys and Sells

On December 03, 2019, AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) shares lost -3.01% or -1.85 points to close at $59.66 with a heavy trading volume of 3.808 million shares. It opened the trading session at $59.3, the shares rose to $59.79 and dropped to $58.82, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The company now has a market cap of $8 billion and currently has 134.15 million outstanding shares. AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) stock has accumulated 1.84 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

AER stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 1.81, meaning there will be a greater rate of return, although posing a higher risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $7.72 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 50.66 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a rise of 12.84 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -5.09 percent below its 1-year high of $62.86 and 64.99 percent up from 52-week low of $36.16. The average consensus ranking on the company is 2, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a buy.

AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) is most likely going to rise 21.81 percent in the coming 12 months, as per price target approximations compiled by finviz. Nevertheless, they have set the price target at a $81-month high price target. This represents a whopping 35.77 percent increase from the current trading of shares. The 52-week median price target given by the analysts is $73, which means a return possibility of 22.36 percent in comparison with the closing price of the stock of $59.66 on December 03. The lowest price set for the stock is $64 — just above 7.27 percent from AER share price now.

Past records have indicated that shares in AerCap Holdings N.V. rose on 26 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings. Investors will get the next hint of AER’s Q4 earnings on February 25. Analysts are predicting revenue to climb 0.1 percent to $1.22B in the financial fourth quarter, while EPS will soar by about 21.6 percent to $1.97 per share. In the last quarter, it earnings of $1.68 per share came worse than the $1.88623, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue for the quarter was $1.22B, missing the $1.23B analysts had expected. Earnings are seen to rise by 4 percent this year, -3.79 percent in the coming year and the trend continues by 7 percent every year in the next 5 years.

Let’s take a glimpse at some insider activity at AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) and observe the pattern. The earliest insider trade happened on 08/24/2017. Walsh Michael George gathered a total of 0.5 thousand shares of the firm at average share price of $48.58. The total amount for the purchase was set at $24.29 thousand. On completing this exchange, the Director account balance was 0.5 thousand shares. The stock grew 22.81 percent from that insider purchase. On 08/09/2017, LAWRENCE JAMES A, Director, did a purchase of 100 thousand shares at a price of $49.81 per share. This increased 4.98 million shares to the insider’s fortune and the stock experienced a 19.78 percent rally in price since the news became public. This exchange saw 100 thousand shares get into the Director account.

On 08/07/2017, Director Gradon Michael recorded a sale transaction valued at $37.22 thousand. The sale at $50.16 a share has eliminated 0.74 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares price witnessed 18.94 percent increase since the transaction reporting date. The company insider is left with 3.38 thousand shares remaining in the account. Kelly Aengus, who works as CEO at the company, performed a sale of 100 thousand shares in a transaction worth $4.99 million. The disposal recorded on 08/04/2017 was priced at $49.87 per share. The stock price soared 19.63 percent since the transaction. Kelly Aengus currently holds a stake of 2.25 million in AER stock which is worth $134.31 million after the insider selling.

The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $59.06. After this, the following support is at the zone of $58.45. Up until the time the AER stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 52.16 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $58.45 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $60.03 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $60.39 mark.

AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) shares are trading at a P/E ratio of 7.7 times earnings posted in the trailing 12 months. The industry AER deals with has an average P/E of 9.4. Its P/B ratio is standing at 0.9X compared to the 1.5 industry average. It is additionally sporting a 1.8 on the Price-to-Sales ratio, compared to the industry’s P/S average of 1.6. AerCap Holdings N.V. has a 93.1% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 50.2%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 22.6%.