Equities research analysts expect CAE Inc (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) to post $0.22 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for CAE’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.24 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.21. CAE posted earnings of $0.20 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th.

On average, analysts expect that CAE will report full-year earnings of $0.84 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.81 to $0.86. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.94 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.91 to $0.96. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover CAE.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of CAE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CAE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of CAE from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. AltaCorp Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of CAE in a report on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of CAE from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.33.

CAE (CAE) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.40. 440,870 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 241,012. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. CAE has a twelve month low of $13.75 and a twelve month high of $18.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,781.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.86.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.0709 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.63%. CAE’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.67%.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of CAE. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in CAE by 19.8% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 222,215 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $3,398,000 after acquiring an additional 36,655 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in CAE by 38.1% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 12,012 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 3,311 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in CAE by 14.2% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,081,820 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $18,618,000 after acquiring an additional 134,153 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. acquired a new stake in CAE in the second quarter valued at approximately $462,000. Finally, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its holdings in CAE by 14.9% in the second quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 48,411 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $834,000 after acquiring an additional 6,276 shares in the last quarter. 52.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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CAE Company Profile

CAE Inc provides training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. The Company designs and integrates training solutions. It operates through three segments: Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Defense and Security, and Healthcare. The Company provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance and ground personnel in commercial, business and helicopter aviation, a range of flight simulation training devices, as well as ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services.

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