Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) shares gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $69.53, but opened at $70.22. Ryanair Holdings PLC shares last traded at $71.45, with a volume of 96,407 shares trading hands.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Beaufort Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Macquarie raised Ryanair Holdings PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Evercore ISI downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, June 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ryanair Holdings PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.00.

The stock has a market cap of $17.93 billion and a PE ratio of 10.96. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $71.50 and its 200 day moving average is $79.42.

A number of institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of RYAAY. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. raised its position in Ryanair Holdings PLC by 64.0% in the fourth quarter. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. now owns 1,206,588 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,322,000 after buying an additional 471,028 shares during the period. WBI Investments Inc. bought a new position in Ryanair Holdings PLC during the fourth quarter valued at $18,135,000. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Ryanair Holdings PLC by 697.1% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 36,554 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,161,000 after buying an additional 31,968 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in Ryanair Holdings PLC by 19.5% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 109,894 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,501,000 after buying an additional 17,894 shares during the period. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its position in Ryanair Holdings PLC by 64.0% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 25,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,201,000 after buying an additional 9,937 shares during the period.

Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair Holdings) is a holding company for Ryanair Limited (Ryanair). Ryanair operates a low fare, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Morocco. The Company’s principal fleet consists of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each having 189 seats.

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