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Ryanair Holdings plc is an airlines business based in the US. Ryanair shares (RYAAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ryanair employs 17,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$16.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Ryanair

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ryanair Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RYAAY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ryanair reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$82.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ryanair, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ryanair. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Ryanair's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ryanair's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$82.95, which is 8.49% down on its pre-crash value of USD$90.65 and 86.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$44.44.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ryanair shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$533.72 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$901.67.

Ryanair share price

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Ryanair shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$82.95
52-week rangeUSD$44.44 - USD$96.79
50-day moving average USD$83.6166
200-day moving average USD$71.0243
Wall St. target priceUSD$91.27
PE ratio 77.1003
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.475

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Is it a good time to buy Ryanair stock?

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Ryanair price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $82.95 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) -3.20%
1 month (2020-09-18) -2.81%
3 months (2020-07-20) 15.67%
6 months (2020-04-20) 41.34%
1 year (2019-10-18) 13.69%
2 years (2018-10-19) 1.04%
3 years (2017-10-20) -22.38%
5 years (2015-10-20) 3.45%

Is Ryanair under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ryanair stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ryanair's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ryanair's P/E ratio

Ryanair's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 77x. In other words, Ryanair shares trade at around 77x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Ryanair's PEG ratio

Ryanair's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.61. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ryanair's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ryanair financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.85%
Return on equity TTM 4.44%
Profit margin 3.5%
Book value $27.985
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ryanair shares

There are currently 2.0 million Ryanair shares held short by investors – that's known as Ryanair's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ryanair shares can be evaluated.

Ryanair's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ryanair's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ryanair shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ryanair shares traded daily (recently around 740050.37878788). Ryanair's SIR currently stands at 2.64. In other words for every 100,000 Ryanair shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2640 shares are currently held short.

However Ryanair's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ryanair shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ryanair shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ryanair's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ryanair shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ryanair shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ryanair.

Find out more about how you can short Ryanair stock.

Ryanair share dividends

We're not expecting Ryanair to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Ryanair's shares ever split?

Ryanair's shares were split on a 975:1000 basis on 28 October 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 975 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ryanair shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ryanair shares which in turn could have impacted Ryanair's share price.

Ryanair share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ryanair's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.44 up to $96.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RYAAY.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ryanair's is 1.2599. This would suggest that Ryanair's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ryanair overview

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Other European countries. It 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 and hotel services, car hire, and travel insurance through its Website and mobile app. In addition, the company offers aircraft and passenger handling, ticketing, marketing and advertising, and maintenance and repair services; and markets car parking, attractions, and activities on its website and mobile app, as well as sells gift vouchers. As of June 30, 2020, it had a principal fleet of approximately 440 Boeing 737 aircraft and 26 Airbus A320 aircraft; and offered approximately 2,500 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 242 airports, including 79 bases. Ryanair Holdings plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland.

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