5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Aircastle

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial aircraft leasing company Aircastle (NYS: AYR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Aircastle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Aircastle facts

Headquarters (founded)Stamford, Conn. (2004)
Market Cap$818.6 million
IndustryRental and leasing services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$639.7 million
ManagementCEO Ron Wainshal (since 2005)
CFO Michael Inglese (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.4%
Cash/Debt$291.1 million / $3.4 billion
Dividend Yield5.2%
CompetitorsAerCap Holdings
GE Capital Aviation Services LLC
International Lease Finance

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 550 members who have rated Aircastle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, Eli4Prez, hoped that the Aircastle bargain opportunity would last as long as possible: "Please stay below $12.00 so I can continue to gobble up cheap shares with a 5% [dividend yield], a P/E under 8 (lower than competitors), 6 consecutive positive surprise earnings ... and investment companies done with their secondary offering. I will buy this all day long under $12.00."

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Aircastle originally appeared on Fool.com.

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