Hosking Partners LLP Acquires 6,985 Shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY)

Hosking Partners LLP increased its holdings in shares of Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) by 11.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 69,295 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,985 shares during the period. Hosking Partners LLP’s holdings in Ryanair were worth $7,220,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Capital International Investors grew its position in Ryanair by 0.3% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 4,450,328 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $469,154,000 after buying an additional 12,553 shares during the period. WCM Investment Management CA acquired a new stake in Ryanair during the fourth quarter valued at $368,207,000. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Ryanair by 6.2% during the third quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,293,276 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $136,337,000 after buying an additional 75,370 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. grew its position in Ryanair by 8.5% during the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,117,286 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $116,410,000 after buying an additional 87,170 shares during the period. Finally, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC grew its position in Ryanair by 0.3% during the third quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 933,500 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $98,410,000 after buying an additional 3,100 shares during the period. 41.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on RYAAY shares. Citigroup started coverage on shares of Ryanair in a research report on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ryanair from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of Ryanair from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ryanair from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $96.00.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ RYAAY) opened at $120.84 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $28,153.02, a PE ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.67. Ryanair Holdings PLC has a 52-week low of $78.35 and a 52-week high of $127.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 1.61.

Ryanair declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Monday, February 5th that allows the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the transportation company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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Ryanair Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY)

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