Ryanair (RYAAY) Earning Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) has trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryanair earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3716677906421 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. UBS Group upgraded Ryanair from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Ryanair from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. BidaskClub upgraded Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Citigroup assumed coverage on Ryanair in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.00.

Shares of Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) traded up $1.45 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $120.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 324,629 shares, compared to its average volume of 251,392. Ryanair has a 12-month low of $78.35 and a 12-month high of $127.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The firm has a market cap of $28,453.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.79, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 0.62.

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $4.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.37 by ($0.03). Ryanair had a net margin of 21.25% and a return on equity of 32.39%. equities analysts anticipate that Ryanair will post 7.17 EPS for the current year.

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About Ryanair

Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair Holdings) is a holding company for Ryanair Limited (Ryanair). Ryanair operates an ultra-low fare, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Morocco and Israel. Ryanair provides various ancillary services and engages in other activities connected with its core air passenger service, including non-flight scheduled services, Internet-related services, and the in-flight sale of beverages, food and merchandise.

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