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Aircastle (NYSE:AYR) Director Corp Marubeni purchased 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.91 per share, with a total value of $567,300.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

AYR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Aircastle to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, December 30th. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Aircastle from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, November 13th. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Aircastle from $19.00 to $21.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, November 1st. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.13.

Aircastle (NYSE:AYR) opened at 19.48 on Wednesday. Aircastle has a 52 week low of $12.88 and a 52 week high of $19.67. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.68 and its 200-day moving average is $17.94. The company has a market cap of $1.574 billion and a P/E ratio of 126.49.

Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) is a global company that acquires, leases, and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to customers throughout the world.

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