It makes sense to watch AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) And eMagin Corporation (EMAN)

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares are -48.90% down in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved 6.62% or $1.95 higher in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +201.44% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -51.57% down YTD and -2.57% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is 4.98% and 10.48% over the month.

Analyst Recommendations

On July 30, 2019, Cowen recommended the AER stock is a Outperform, while earlier, BofA/Merrill had Downgrade the stock as a Neutral on June 01, 2020. 10 analysts offering the recommendations for the stock have a consensus rating of 2.30 to suggest that the AER stock is a “Moderate Buy. 0 of the 10 analysts rate the stock as a “Sell”, while 0 has rated it as “Underweight”. 7 recommend buying, with 0 rating it as an Overweight.

The stock currently trades at $31.41 and analysts tracking its performance over the next 12 months have a consensus estimate price target of $45.14. The consensus price target represents an upside potential 30.42.

Earnings Forecast

Analysts estimate the earnings to increase 40.10% in the current quarter to $1.19, down from the $2.01 reported in the same quarter a year ago. For the current year, earnings should grow to an average of $6.14, down -7.50% from $8.43 reported last year. Analysts also offered guidance for the next financial quarter, with their average projected EPS at between $0.13 and $1.63. Wall Street estimates earnings per share to be at an average of $5.73 for the next year.

Insider Transactions Summary

According to SEC data, total insider shares purchases at the company stands at 0 over the last 12 months, while SEC filings reveal that there have been 0 insider sales over the same period. Insiders have purchases 0 shares while those sold by company executives and officers stand at 0. The last 3 months have seen insiders trade a total of 0 and 0 in purchases and sales respectively.

eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMAN), on the other hand, is trading around $1.38 with a market cap of $100.91M and analyst research firms have a negative stance on its shares. Analysts predict that the stock will reach $2.00 and spell out a more modest performance – a 31.0% return. Some analysts are even forecasting -$0.13 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the eMagin Corporation (EMAN) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

EMAN’s operating margin was negative on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at -11.10%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $4.04 million. This represented a 47.6% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $7.7 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS declined -$0.05 on the year-over-year period, shrinking to -$0.05 as given in the last earnings report.

In terms of the balance sheet & cash flow as of (Sep 2020), the total assets figure advanced to $32.71 million from $29.11 million over the previous quarter. The cash flow from operating activities totaled -$0.23 million, significantly higher than the -$3.15 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was -$0.91 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 2 times at eMagin Corporation over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 2 times and accounting for 56,578 shares. Insider sales totaled 0 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 0 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are 2.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 5.37M shares after the latest sales, with 1.10% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 0.10% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 22.90% with a share float percentage of 58.33M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with eMagin Corporation having a total of 26 institutions that hold shares in the company.