Dividend Growth of Aircastle Limited(AYR)

Aircastle Limited(AYR) is having a Dividend Yield of 4.1% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.98. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.26. Aircastle Limited has a 5 year average dividend yield of 4.49% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.04. Aircastle Limited(AYR) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 14, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.26. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.04. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 4.1%. Aircastle Limited(AYR) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.53 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.45. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.08. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Aircastle Limited(AYR) is at the rate of 12.73% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.95. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 2.01% or 0.51 points. After the session commenced at $25.32, the stock reached the higher end at $25.665 while it hit a low of $24.68. With the volume soaring to 660,951 shares, the last trade was called at $24.85. The company has a 52-week high of $25.98. The company has a market cap of $1,954 million and there are 78,634,132 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $16.6. Shares of Aircastle Limited rose by 9.09% in the last five trading days and 14.57% for the last 4 weeks. Aircastle Limited is up 10.06% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 19.18%.

Currently the company Insiders own 2.7% of Aircastle Limited shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -13.05% . Institutional Investors own 63.43% of Aircastle Limited shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -16.07%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 28, 2016, Michael Kriedberg (Chief Commercial Officer) sold 30,000 shares at 22.53 per share price.On Nov 14, 2016, Joseph Schreiner (Executive Vice President, Tech) sold 7,500 shares at 22.35 per share price.On Nov 14, 2016, Michael Inglese (CFO) sold 50,000 shares at 21.25 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Downgraded by Cowen on Feb 15, 2017 to Market Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 25 from a previous price target of $23 .Company shares were Downgraded by FBR & Co. on Feb 15, 2017 to Mkt Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 27.50 from a previous price target of $23 .

Aircastle Limited Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 14, 2017. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.38. Analyst had a consensus of $0.52. The company had revenue of $204.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $199.42 million. The companys revenue was down -1.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS.

AIRCASTLE LTD are a global company that acquires and leases high utility commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines throughout the world. High utility aircraft are generally modern, operationally efficient jets with a large operator base and long useful lives. They also make investments in other aviation assets, including debt securities secured by commercial jet aircraft.


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