Aircastle Limited (AYR) has 3,147,426 shares of shorts outstanding as on August 15, 2016, with 10 days left to cover or roll them over. On Jul 29, 2016, the open interest of short positions was 3,186,158 shares. The stock has a decent trading volume of 310,186 shares daily. The marginal decrease in the short positions is by -1.2%, which amounts to -38,732 shares. Short positions are 5.7% of the available float. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR): The stock opened at $21.57 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $21.69 for the day. The stock traded down to $21.23 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $21.35 with a loss of -0.88% for the day. The stock had closed at $21.54 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 318,295 shares.
In a related news, Ueberroth Peter V, director of Aircastle Ltd had purchased 20,000 shares on December 15, 2015 in a transaction. The price per share was $19.99 and the total amount of the disclosed transaction was $399,800.The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. This information is based on open market transaction at the market prices.
Aircastle Limited (Aircastle) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in acquiring, leasing and selling commercial jet aircrafts. As of December 31, 2014, the Companys aircraft portfolio consisted of 148 aircraft leased to 54 lessees located in about 34 countries. The Company manages its aircraft fleet through offices in the United States, Ireland and Singapore. It also makes investments in other aviation assets, including debt investments secured by commercial jet aircraft. The Company offers passenger aircraft, including narrowbody, midbody and widebody, and freighter aircrafts. The Company has operations in Europe, Asia and Pacific, North America, South America and Middle East and Africa. As of December 31, 2014, its customers include Martinair (including its affiliate Transavia), LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and South African Airways Pty. Ltd.