NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Aircastle

(NYSE:

AYR

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $14.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%.

The average volume for Aircastle has been 446,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aircastle has a market cap of $1.03 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Aircastle Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, lease, and sale of high-utility commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 10.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Aircastle as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Aircastle Ratings Report

.

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