Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryanair Holdings PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ RYAAY) traded down 0.35% on Friday, hitting $115.35. The stock had a trading volume of 254,117 shares. Ryanair Holdings PLC has a 1-year low of $67.56 and a 1-year high of $116.01.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The transportation company reported $1.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $2.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.02 billion. Ryanair Holdings PLC had a net margin of 21.44% and a return on equity of 34.02%. On average, analysts expect that Ryanair Holdings PLC will post $7.32 EPS for the current year.

Ryanair Holdings PLC declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, May 30th that authorizes the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to purchase up to 2.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

RYAAY has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. UBS AG downgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Ryanair Holdings PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $67.56 to $109.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Ryanair Holdings PLC currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.33.

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About Ryanair Holdings PLC

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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