D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) by 2,068.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,306 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,506 shares during the quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Ryanair were worth $3,089,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ryanair by 2,727.3% in the 4th quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 933 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $65,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp acquired a new position in Ryanair during the 4th quarter worth about $84,000. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new position in Ryanair during the 4th quarter worth about $116,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc lifted its stake in Ryanair by 171.4% during the 4th quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 1,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its stake in Ryanair by 9.3% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 2,858 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $204,000 after acquiring an additional 244 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 43.69% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NASDAQ RYAAY traded down $1.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $78.19. The stock had a trading volume of 631,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 704,378. Ryanair Holdings plc has a fifty-two week low of $65.61 and a fifty-two week high of $121.45. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. The stock has a market cap of $19.49 billion, a PE ratio of 11.09 and a beta of 0.73.
Several research firms recently issued reports on RYAAY. BidaskClub raised Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. HSBC downgraded Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Ryanair from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. Societe Generale upgraded Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ryanair presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.00.
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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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