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How to buy AAR stock | $41.75

Learn how to easily invest in AAR stock.

AAR Corp
+$0.02 (+0.06%)

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 0.00.

How to buy shares in AAR

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AIR – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

AAR stock price (NYSE: AIR)

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AAR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$41.75
52-week range$16.53 - $45.49
50-day moving average $38.97
200-day moving average $39.58
Wall St. target price$49.60
PE ratio 36.38
Dividend yield $0.075 (0.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.00

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Is it a good time to buy AAR stock?

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AAR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $41.75 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-18) N/A
1 month (2021-06-29) 9.18%
3 months (2021-04-29) 2.83%
6 months (2021-01-25) N/A
1 year (2020-07-25) N/A
2 years (2019-07-25) N/A
3 years (2018-07-25) N/A
5 years (2016-07-25) N/A

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 36x. In other words, AAR shares trade at around 36x 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 4.4517. 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 $121.3 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 $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.14%
Gross profit TTM $275.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.94%
Return on equity TTM 4.93%
Profit margin 2.17%
Book value $27.55
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AAR shares

There are currently 1.6 million AAR shares held short by investors – that's known as AAR's "short interest". This figure is 16.5% up from 1.3 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 382727.02702703). AAR's SIR currently stands at 4.07. In other words for every 100,000 AAR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4070 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AAR shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0465% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AAR shares, roughly 47 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 $16.53 up to $45.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIR.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 1.7688. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AAR is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.673% of AAR shares are held by insiders and 93.089% by institutions.
How many people work for AAR?
Latest data suggests 4,200 work at AAR.
When does the fiscal year end for AAR?
AAR's fiscal year ends in May.
Where is AAR based?
AAR's address is: One AAR Place, Wood Dale, IL, United States, 60191
What is AAR's ISIN number?
AAR's international securities identification number is: US0003611052
What is AAR's CUSIP number?
AAR's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 000361105

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