Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) by 25.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,979,797 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 603,738 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Ryanair were worth $191,124,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. FNY Investment Advisers LLC lifted its position in Ryanair by 141.2% during the first quarter. FNY Investment Advisers LLC now owns 33,762 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $2,530,000 after buying an additional 19,762 shares during the period. BB&T Corp lifted its position in Ryanair by 7.3% during the first quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 4,419 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $331,000 after buying an additional 299 shares during the period. Brinker Capital Inc. lifted its position in Ryanair by 26.5% during the first quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. now owns 28,668 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $2,148,000 after buying an additional 6,009 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Ryanair by 423.6% during the first quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,090 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $531,000 after buying an additional 5,736 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in Ryanair by 9.9% during the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 299,494 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $22,444,000 after buying an additional 26,953 shares during the period. 41.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of RYAAY traded down $1.34 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $58.17. The company had a trading volume of 8,512 shares, compared to its average volume of 729,424. The company’s fifty day moving average is $63.63. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.05 billion, a PE ratio of 11.36 and a beta of 0.77. Ryanair Holdings plc has a 52-week low of $59.22 and a 52-week high of $103.15.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 20th. The transportation company reported ($0.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.64) by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $1.45 billion during the quarter. Ryanair had a return on equity of 18.39% and a net margin of 10.47%. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Ryanair Holdings plc will post 4.07 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on RYAAY. Credit Suisse Group lowered Ryanair from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 23rd. BidaskClub lowered Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Ryanair from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 29th. HSBC lowered Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity lowered Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 5th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $75.33.

Ryanair Company Profile

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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