BidaskClub lowered shares of Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank reissued a buy rating on shares of Ryanair in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Ryanair from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $138.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded Ryanair from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Ryanair from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, BNP Paribas downgraded Ryanair from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $138.00.

RYAAY stock traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $101.17. The stock had a trading volume of 3,047 shares, compared to its average volume of 366,820. The stock has a market cap of $23.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.37 and a beta of 0.64. Ryanair has a 52-week low of $98.27 and a 52-week high of $127.61. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 21st. The transportation company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.05. Ryanair had a return on equity of 29.19% and a net margin of 18.47%. The business had revenue of $1.62 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.56 billion. equities research analysts expect that Ryanair will post 6.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in Ryanair by 40.7% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 83,012 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $9,483,000 after acquiring an additional 24,022 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS bought a new position in Ryanair in the second quarter valued at about $23,704,000. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its holdings in Ryanair by 14.5% in the second quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 2,539,197 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $290,053,000 after acquiring an additional 321,859 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its holdings in Ryanair by 28.8% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 6,135 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $701,000 after acquiring an additional 1,370 shares during the period. Finally, Baillie Gifford & Co. lifted its holdings in Ryanair by 2.3% in the second quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 5,936,962 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $678,179,000 after acquiring an additional 133,294 shares during the period. 43.88% 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, continental Europe, Morocco, and Israel. It also offers various ancillary services, such as non-flight scheduled services and Internet-related services; and markets accommodation services and travel insurance through its Website, as well as engages in the in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise.

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