Media coverage about AAR (NYSE:AIR) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AAR earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.5857545336558 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- AAR Corp. (AIR) Announces $0.08 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)
- Air Transport USM Market to be worth US$ 7 Bn by 2026 – TMR (econotimes.com)
- Aar (AIR) Holder Beach Point Capital Management LP Decreased Its Position as Stock Declined; Palestra Capital … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- AAR reports Q2 fiscal year 2018 results (financial-news.co.uk)
- AAR Corp. (AIR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
AIR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on shares of AAR to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on shares of AAR in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AAR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AAR in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of AAR in a research report on Friday, October 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.25.
AAR (NYSE:AIR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 21st. The aerospace company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $449.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $450.56 million. AAR had a negative return on equity of 9.86% and a negative net margin of 5.00%. The business’s revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. analysts forecast that AAR will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Investors of record on Monday, January 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.075 per share. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.77%. AAR’s dividend payout ratio is 65.22%.
In related news, Director Ronald R. Fogleman sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.47, for a total transaction of $100,410.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 23,406 shares in the company, valued at approximately $783,398.82. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 9.33% of the company’s stock.
AAR Company Profile
AAR CORP. (AAR) is a provider of services and products to the commercial aviation and government and defense markets. The Company operates in two segments: Aviation Services, which consists of supply chain and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities, and Expeditionary Services, which includes airlift and mobility activities.
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