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How to buy AAR stock

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AAR Corp is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. AAR shares (AIR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AAR employs 4,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in AAR

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AAR. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AIR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AAR reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AAR, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AAR. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

AAR share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AIR stocks over time.

AAR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$13.8 - USD$45.49
50-day moving average USD$41.8215
200-day moving average USD$32.2242
Wall St. target priceUSD$49.6
PE ratio 272.8859
Dividend yield USD$0.075 (0.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.149

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Is it a good time to buy AAR stock?

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Is AAR under- or over-valued?

Valuing AAR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AAR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AAR's P/E ratio

AAR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 273x. In other words, AAR shares trade at around 273x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

AAR's PEG ratio

AAR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6516. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AAR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


AAR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AAR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AAR financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$283.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.42%
Return on equity TTM 1.78%
Profit margin 0.32%
Book value $26.69
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AAR shares

There are currently 990,230 AAR shares held short by investors – that's known as AAR's "short interest". This figure is 3.2% down from 1.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AAR shares can be evaluated.

AAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AAR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AAR shares traded daily (recently around 225052.27272727). AAR's SIR currently stands at 4.4. In other words for every 100,000 AAR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4400 shares are currently held short.

However AAR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AAR shares, or, against the total number of tradable AAR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AAR's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AAR shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AAR shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AAR.

Find out more about how you can short AAR stock.

AAR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 15.96% of net profits

Recently AAR has paid out, on average, around 15.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AAR shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AAR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.075 per share.

While AAR's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AAR is investing more in its future growth.

AAR's most recent dividend payout was on 8 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AAR's shares ever split?

AAR's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 23 February 1998. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AAR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AAR shares which in turn could have impacted AAR's share price.

AAR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AAR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.8 up to $45.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIR.US volatility(beta: 1.83)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AAR's is 1.8268. This would suggest that AAR's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AAR overview

AAR Corp. provides products and services to commercial aviation, government, and defense markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. The Aviation Services segment offers aftermarket support and services; inventory management and distribution services; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as engineering services. 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-based supply chain logistics programs in support of the U.S. department of defense and foreign governments. In addition, it offers airframe inspection, maintenance, repair and overhaul, painting, line maintenance, airframe modification, structural repair, avionic and installation, exterior and interior refurbishment, and engineering and support services; and repairs and overhauls components, landing gears, wheels, and brakes. The Expeditionary Services segment provides products and services supporting the movement of equipment and personnel by the U.S. and foreign governments, and non-governmental organizations. This segment also designs, manufactures, and repairs transportation pallets, and various containers and shelters, as well as composite materials for commercial, business, and military aircraft; and provides engineering, design, and system integration services for command and control systems. The company serves commercial, government, and defense aircraft fleet operators; original equipment manufacturers; and independent service providers, as well as various other domestic and foreign military customers. It primarily markets and sells products and services through its employees and foreign sales representatives. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois.

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