Headlines about Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.1972392267432 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Ryanair tightens check-in restrictions for cheapest tickets (usatoday.com)
- Incident: Ryanair B738 at Hamburg on May 15th 2018, overran runway on landing (avherald.com)
- Ryanair check-in charge: How to avoid paying the £55 fee under strict new rules (express.co.uk)
- Ryanair’s O’Leary: Tallinn potential candidate for new local hub (news.err.ee)
- C-Suite: Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair (apex.aero)
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Ryanair from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. ValuEngine downgraded Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ryanair from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $110.00.
Ryanair announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, February 5th that authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.
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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