How to buy Ryanair shares

Airline stocks have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. So is now the time to buy or sell Ryanair shares?

Ryanair is a budget airline based in the UK. It is the largest airline in Ireland and the largest budget airline in Europe. Customers of Ryanair can fly to up to 225 destinations, including Dublin, Vienna and Alicante. Ryanair has a reputation for charging extra for a large number of services, resulting in a series of social media posts mocking the airline.

How to buy shares in Ryanair

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: RYAAY in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Ryanair

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Ryanair), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Ryanair is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy Ryanair stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of RYAAY stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ryanair's shares have ranged in value from as little as $86.5048 up to $150.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RYAAY.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 1.525. 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).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $139.31

1 week (2024-04-04)-4.41%
1 month (2024-03-12)0.35%
3 months (2024-01-11)13.66%
6 months (2023-10-12)52.15%
1 year (2023-04-11)49.84%
2 years (2022-04-12)47.25%
3 years (2021-04-12)31.55%
5 years (2019-04-11)80.80%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Ryanair under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Ryanair P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

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 15x. In other words, Ryanair shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Ryanair's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Ryanair's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 70.7513. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Ryanair's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Ryanair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.2 billion (Β£2.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ryanair's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Based in Dublin, and one of the largest budget carriers in the world. Ryanair was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: RYA) in July 1998, as well as the NASDAQ.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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