Reviewing Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) & AAR (AIR)

AAR (NYSE: AIR) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AAR and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AAR$1.77 billion0.87$56.50 million$1.4530.71
Huntington Ingalls Industries$7.44 billion1.54$479.00 million$12.1421.14

Huntington Ingalls Industries has higher revenue and earnings than AAR. Huntington Ingalls Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AAR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

AAR has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntington Ingalls Industries has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for AAR and Huntington Ingalls Industries, as reported by

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Huntington Ingalls Industries12502.50

AAR currently has a consensus target price of $49.25, indicating a potential upside of 10.60%. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a consensus target p....

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