ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

RYAAY has been the topic of several other research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ryanair from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Friday, May 25th. UBS Group restated a buy rating on shares of Ryanair in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. BNP Paribas lowered shares of Ryanair from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating on shares of Ryanair in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas lowered shares of Ryanair from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ryanair presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $138.00.

Shares of NASDAQ RYAAY opened at $96.60 on Monday. Ryanair has a 1-year low of $94.25 and a 1-year high of $127.61. The stock has a market cap of $22.22 billion, a PE ratio of 13.70 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 23rd. The transportation company reported $1.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.07. Ryanair had a net margin of 18.47% and a return on equity of 29.19%. The firm had revenue of $2.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.41 billion. equities analysts anticipate that Ryanair will post 6.28 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Baillie Gifford & Co. grew its position in Ryanair by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 5,936,962 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $678,179,000 after purchasing an additional 133,294 shares in the last quarter. WCM Investment Management CA grew its position in Ryanair by 5.2% in the 1st quarter. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 3,719,251 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $456,910,000 after purchasing an additional 185,253 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Ryanair by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 2,539,197 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $290,053,000 after purchasing an additional 321,859 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in Ryanair by 9.6% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 2,018,166 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $247,932,000 after purchasing an additional 176,959 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in Ryanair by 2.9% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,712,088 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $210,330,000 after purchasing an additional 48,728 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 43.95% of the company’s stock.

About Ryanair

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Other European countries. The company is also involved in the provision of various ancillary services, such as non-flight scheduled services and Internet-related services; in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise; and marketing accommodation services, holidays, car hire, and travel insurance through its Website.

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