EPS for AAR Corp. (AIR) Expected At $0.50; Echo Street Capital Management Boosted Paylocity Hldg (PCTY) Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) to report $0.50 EPS on March, 20.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 31.58% from last quarter’s $0.38 EPS. AIR’s profit would be $17.07 million giving it 21.68 P/E if the $0.50 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, AAR Corp.’s analysts see 42.86% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.045 during the last trading session, reaching $43.355. About 10,010 shares traded. AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) has risen 46.02% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.32% the S&P500.

Echo Street Capital Management Llc increased Paylocity Hldg Corp (PCTY) stake by 34.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Echo Street Capital Management Llc acquired 151,129 shares as Paylocity Hldg Corp (PCTY)’s stock rose 21.12%. The Echo Street Capital Management Llc holds 591,231 shares with $28.86 million value, up from 440,102 last quarter. Paylocity Hldg Corp now has $2.42B valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.125 during the last trading session, reaching $46.005. About 12,404 shares traded. Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) has risen 26.16% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.46% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AAR Corp. had 21 analyst reports since December 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Suntrust Robinson. Noble Financial maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 8 report. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by Noble Financial. Noble Financial maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Tuesday, April 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Seaport Global. Noble Financial maintained the shares of AIR in report on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. Noble Financial maintained AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating.

AAR CORP. provides products and services to commercial aviation, government, and defense markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.48 billion. The companyÂ’s Aviation Services segment offers aftermarket support and services; inventory management and distribution services; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as engineering services. It has a 65.99 P/E ratio. This segment also sells and leases new, overhauled, and repaired engine and airframe parts and components; and provides inventory and repair programs, warranty claim management, and outsourcing programs for engine and airframe parts and components, as well as performance logistics programs in support of the U.S.

Since January 17, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.03 million activity. $1.03M worth of AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) was sold by STORCH DAVID P.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold AAR Corp. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 30.06 million shares or 0.02% more from 30.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank Of Montreal Can reported 3,316 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt Inc owns 182,160 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 0% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Glenmede Na has invested 0% of its portfolio in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Citigroup has 43,743 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). The Texas-based Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.01% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Patten Grp Incorporated reported 49 shares stake. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 0% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Rafferty Asset Mgmt Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). 20,748 were accumulated by Laurion Capital Lp. Hanseatic Mgmt Svcs has invested 0% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has 441 shares. Moreover, Heartland Advsr has 0.81% invested in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR).

Among 19 analysts covering Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Paylocity had 43 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 10. The stock of Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Friday, October 27. Needham maintained the shares of PCTY in report on Friday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4500 target in Thursday, August 10 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 8 by First Analysis. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 6 report. The stock of Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Northland Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.76 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.27, from 1.49 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold PCTY shares while 29 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 26.93 million shares or 3.01% more from 26.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.01% in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY). Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) for 1.44 million shares. Tudor Corporation Et Al owns 14,568 shares. Prns Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) for 95,859 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 285,760 shares. Massachusetts-based Wellington Mngmt Group Inc Llp has invested 0.02% in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY). 600 are owned by Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 3,082 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited Company accumulated 255,752 shares. 29,245 are held by Rhumbline Advisers. Palisade Management Limited Liability Corp Nj holds 148,216 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co has 8,616 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 59,050 shares. The France-based Capital Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0% in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY). Granite Investment Prtnrs Ltd has invested 0.08% in Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY).

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