Headlines about Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryanair earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.70607105133 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- 112.ua: Boryspil airport to confirm Ryanair slots in May (kyivpost.com)
- Robertas Bajalis, 30, sexually assaulted two people on a Ryanair flight (dailymail.co.uk)
- Ryanair now has best airline ‘no fatalities’ record (impactpub.com.au)
- Ryanair jobs up for grabs at East Midlands Airport (burtonmail.co.uk)
- Weekly podcast: Dáil fodder debate, Ryanair boss and Met Éireann conference (farmersjournal.ie)
RYAAY has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. BidaskClub cut shares of Ryanair from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Ryanair from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $110.00.
Shares of NASDAQ:RYAAY traded down $2.00 during trading on Thursday, reaching $115.50. The stock had a trading volume of 101,623 shares, compared to its average volume of 326,198. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 1.61. The firm has a market cap of $27,327.38, a PE ratio of 20.12, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of 0.64. Ryanair has a fifty-two week low of $87.66 and a fifty-two week high of $127.61.
Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The transportation company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.68 billion. Ryanair had a net margin of 20.99% and a return on equity of 32.17%. sell-side analysts expect that Ryanair will post 7.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Ryanair declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, February 5th that permits the company to repurchase shares. This repurchase authorization permits the transportation company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
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Ryanair Company Profile
Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Morocco, and Israel. It also offers various ancillary services, such as non-flight scheduled services and Internet-related services; and markets accommodation services and travel insurance through its Website, as well as engages in the in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise.
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