NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Aircastle (NYSE: AYR) is Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $11.30 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.4%. The average volume for Aircastle has been 625,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aircastle has a market cap of $807 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 11.7% 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 7.2, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Aircastle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Aircastle Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.