Press coverage about Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) has trended very positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryanair Holdings PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.69 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. UBS AG downgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. HSBC Holdings plc upgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday, May 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $100.33.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $116.74. 251,124 shares of the company were exchanged. Ryanair Holdings PLC has a one year low of $67.56 and a one year high of $116.97. The stock has a market cap of $28.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.13 and a beta of 0.61.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The transportation company reported $1.78 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.30. Ryanair Holdings PLC had a return on equity of 34.02% and a net margin of 21.44%. The business had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.02 billion. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Ryanair Holdings PLC will post $7.32 earnings per share for the current year.

Ryanair Holdings PLC announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, May 30th that allows the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization allows the transportation company to buy up to 2.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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About Ryanair Holdings PLC

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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