Were Analysts Bullish Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) This Week?

January 23, 2018 - By Richard Conner

 Were Analysts Bullish Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) This Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 26 investors sold Aaron's, Inc. shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Liberty Mutual Grp Asset reported 16,449 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability accumulated 248 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 0.01% stake. Greenleaf Tru accumulated 4,598 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Llc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Guggenheim Capital Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 0.03% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). 47,955 are owned by Cornercap Invest Counsel. Cheyne Capital (Uk) Llp has 0.2% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 1.00 million shares. United Automobile Association has 0% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 32,600 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 6,795 shares. North Carolina-based Wedge Capital Mngmt L L P Nc has invested 0.16% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 30,900 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Associates accumulated 387 shares. Advantus Capital has 0.01% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 7,839 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $2.81 million activity. Doman Curtis Linn had sold 30,000 shares worth $1.30 million. On Tuesday, August 1 Michaels Steven A sold $231,300 worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) or 5,000 shares. 6,776 shares valued at $300,177 were sold by Woodley Ryan K on Monday, August 28. Robinson John W also sold $691,583 worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) shares.

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Aaron’s Inc has $61.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $47.94’s average target is 13.36% above currents $42.29 stock price. Aaron’s Inc had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Wednesday, November 29 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, July 23. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, September 28 to “Overweight”. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Thursday, October 29 to “Sector Weight” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 22 by Raymond James. Below is a list of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Northcoast Rating: Buy New Target: $52.5 Maintain
29/11/2017 Broker: Sidoti Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Upgrade
10/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Strong Buy Upgrade
08/11/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
27/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Neutral New Target: $42 Initiates Coverage On
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $42.29. About 521,592 shares traded. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

AaronÂ’s, Inc. operates an omnichannel well-known provider of lease-purchase solutions. The company has market cap of $2.99 billion. It operates through five divisions: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, DAMI, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It has a 22.29 P/E ratio. The firm engages in the sale, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories.

Another recent and important Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Aaron’s, Progressive Leasing And Former NFL Star Kurt Warner Bring Festive …” on December 29, 2017.

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