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Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) shares fell 3.4% on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company, Stock Ratings News reports. The stock traded as low as $18.69 and last traded at $18.88, with a volume of 327,361 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.55.

Specifically, EVP Joseph Schreiner sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.50, for a total transaction of $195,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Aircastle Limited in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $20.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $19.50. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aircastle Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.36.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.98 and a 200-day moving average of $18.21. The company’s market cap is $1.524 billion.

Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $187.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $181.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.67 earnings per share. Aircastle Limited’s revenue was up 32.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Aircastle Limited will post $1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 29th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 27th.

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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