Media stories about Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ryanair earned a media sentiment score of -1.89 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the transportation company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Ryanair’s analysis:
- Ryanair’s first flight from Cardiff to Malta takes off – Aviation24.be (aviation24.be)
- Ryanair launches new base at London Southend Airport – Airport Technology (airport-technology.com)
- Ryanair launches 16 new routes – PRAGUE.TV – Living Like a Local! (prague.tv)
- Ryanair launched flights from Kosice – The Slovak Spectator (spectator.sme.sk)
- Hand luggage rules: Use this packing technique to beat baggage restrictions – Express (express.co.uk)
A number of brokerages have issued reports on RYAAY. HSBC raised shares of Ryanair from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. ValuEngine cut shares of Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Societe Generale raised shares of Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ryanair from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.00.
Shares of NASDAQ RYAAY opened at $75.20 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $17.35 billion, a PE ratio of 10.67 and a beta of 0.73. Ryanair has a twelve month low of $65.61 and a twelve month high of $124.68. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.
Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 4th. The transportation company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.35). The firm had revenue of $1.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. Ryanair had a return on equity of 25.18% and a net margin of 14.65%. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Ryanair will post 5.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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