Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) shares gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $72.51, but opened at $72.61. Ryanair Holdings PLC shares last traded at $74.00, with a volume of 218,850 shares.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on RYAAY shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Macquarie raised shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Evercore ISI lowered shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Ryanair Holdings PLC presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.00.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $71.13 and its 200 day moving average price is $78.38. The stock has a market cap of $18.63 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.12.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ryanair Holdings PLC stock. AJO LP increased its stake in Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) by 57.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 66,824 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 24,410 shares during the period. AJO LP’s holdings in Ryanair Holdings PLC were worth $5,778,000 at the end of the most recent reporting 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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