Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

RYAAY has been the subject of a number of other research reports. TheStreet downgraded Ryanair from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. HSBC upgraded Ryanair from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. Macquarie assumed coverage on Ryanair in a research note on Tuesday, November 27th. They issued an “underperform” rating for the company. ValuEngine downgraded Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ryanair currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.50.

Shares of Ryanair stock opened at $75.12 on Wednesday. Ryanair has a 12-month low of $65.61 and a 12-month high of $127.61. The firm has a market cap of $17.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.66 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 4th. The transportation company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.35). Ryanair had a return on equity of 25.18% and a net margin of 14.65%. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ryanair will post 5.72 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ryanair by 9.5% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 168,345 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $12,009,000 after acquiring an additional 14,611 shares in the last quarter. CWM Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ryanair by 27.4% in the 4th quarter. CWM Advisors LLC now owns 4,323 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $308,000 after acquiring an additional 930 shares in the last quarter. Teewinot Capital Advisers L.L.C. increased its position in shares of Ryanair by 32.6% during the 4th quarter. Teewinot Capital Advisers L.L.C. now owns 257,420 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $18,364,000 after purchasing an additional 63,250 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC increased its position in shares of Ryanair by 389.6% during the 4th quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 11,942 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $852,000 after purchasing an additional 9,503 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Harris Associates L P increased its position in shares of Ryanair by 38.6% during the 4th quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 14,358,251 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,024,318,000 after purchasing an additional 4,002,188 shares during the last quarter. 43.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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