Aperio Group LLC decreased its position in shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) by 2.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,932 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,412 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Ryanair were worth $4,994,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in RYAAY. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ryanair by 35.1% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 2,623 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $283,000 after buying an additional 682 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Ryanair by 0.6% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 265,279 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $28,547,000 after buying an additional 1,660 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ryanair during the second quarter valued at approximately $313,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Ryanair by 1.3% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 307,628 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $33,104,000 after buying an additional 3,820 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its position in shares of Ryanair by 44.6% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 5,174 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $557,000 after buying an additional 1,596 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 41.97% of the company’s stock.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY) opened at $120.84 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 1.61. Ryanair Holdings PLC has a 1 year low of $78.35 and a 1 year high of $127.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $27,654.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 0.67.

Ryanair declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Monday, February 5th that allows the company to repurchase outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the transportation company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. UBS Group raised Ryanair from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine raised Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. BidaskClub raised Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Credit Suisse Group cut Ryanair from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.00.

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Ryanair Profile

Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair Holdings) is a holding company for Ryanair Limited (Ryanair). Ryanair operates an ultra-low fare, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Morocco and Israel. Ryanair provides various ancillary services and engages in other activities connected with its core air passenger service, including non-flight scheduled services, Internet-related services, and the in-flight sale of beverages, food and merchandise.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY)

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