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Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for AerCap Holdings (AER): Time to Buy?

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AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) is a leading aircraft leasing company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well. 

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on AER’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that AerCap Holdings could be a solid choice for investors. 

Current Quarter Estimates for AER

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for AerCap Holdings while none has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 89 cents a share 30 days ago, to $1.03 today, a move of 15.7%. 

Current Year Estimates for AER

Meanwhile, AerCap Holdings’ current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.93 per share 30 days ago to $3.55 per share today, an increase of 21.2%. 

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 8.0% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. 

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