Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $79.35 and last traded at $79.63, with a volume of 16864 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $79.71.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on RYAAY shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ryanair in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Raymond James lowered shares of Ryanair from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ryanair in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Ryanair presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $138.00.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.12. The company has a market cap of $22.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.24 and a beta of 0.55.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 23rd. The transportation company reported $1.62 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.55 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.41 billion. Ryanair had a net margin of 18.47% and a return on equity of 29.19%. On average, research analysts forecast that Ryanair Holdings plc will post 6.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Baillie Gifford & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of 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 in the last quarter. WCM Investment Management CA boosted its holdings in shares of Ryanair by 3.9% in the second quarter. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 3,866,003 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $441,614,000 after acquiring an additional 146,752 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its holdings in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its holdings in shares of Ryanair by 9.6% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 2,018,166 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $247,932,000 after acquiring an additional 176,959 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Ryanair by 0.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 979,342 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $120,313,000 after acquiring an additional 5,935 shares in the last quarter. 43.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ryanair Company Profile (NASDAQ:RYAAY)

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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