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Ryanair Holdings plc is an airlines business with stocks listed in the US. Ryanair Holdings plc shares (RYAAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$82.95 – a decrease of 4.37% over the previous week.
How to buy shares in Ryanair Holdings plc
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Ryanair Holdings plc. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RYAAY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ryanair Holdings plc reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$82.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ryanair Holdings plc, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ryanair Holdings plc. Optimise 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.
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- Ryanair Holdings plc key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Ryanair Holdings plc stock a buy or sell?
- Ryanair Holdings plc performance over time
- Can I short Ryanair Holdings plc shares?
- Are Ryanair Holdings plc shares over-valued?
- Ryanair Holdings plc's financials
- How volatile are Ryanair Holdings plc shares?
- Does Ryanair Holdings plc pay a dividend?
- Have Ryanair Holdings plc shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Ryanair Holdings plc's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ryanair Holdings plc's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was US$82.95, which is 8.49% down on its pre-crash value of US$90.65 and 86.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as US$44.44.
If you had bought US$1,000 worth of Ryanair Holdings plc shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth US$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 US$901.67.
Ryanair Holdings plc share priceUse our graph to track the performance of RYAAY stocks over time.
Ryanair Holdings plc shares at a glance
|Latest market close||USD$82.95|
|52-week range||USD$44.44 - USD$96.79|
|50-day moving average||USD$83.5829|
|200-day moving average||USD$72.1832|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.475|
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Is it a good time to buy Ryanair Holdings plc stock?
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Ryanair Holdings plc price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-15)||-0.85%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||4.18%|
|3 months (2020-07-22)||14.81%|
|6 months (2020-04-22)||49.41%|
|1 year (2019-10-22)||13.12%|
|2 years (2018-10-22)||-1.46%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-22.38%|
|5 years (2015-10-22)||5.20%|
Is Ryanair Holdings plc under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ryanair Holdings plc stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ryanair Holdings plc's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ryanair Holdings plc's P/E ratio
Ryanair Holdings plc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 73x. In other words, Ryanair Holdings plc shares trade at around 73x 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 Holdings plc's PEG ratio
Ryanair Holdings plc'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 Holdings plc'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 Holdings plc financials
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.44%|
|Market capitalisation||US$16.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Ryanair Holdings plc shares
There are currently 2.0 million Ryanair Holdings plc shares held short by investors – that's known as Ryanair Holdings plc'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 Holdings plc shares can be evaluated.
Ryanair Holdings plc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Ryanair Holdings plc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ryanair Holdings plc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ryanair Holdings plc shares traded daily (recently around 740050.37878788). Ryanair Holdings plc's SIR currently stands at 2.64. In other words for every 100,000 Ryanair Holdings plc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2640 shares are currently held short.
However Ryanair Holdings plc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ryanair Holdings plc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ryanair Holdings plc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ryanair Holdings plc's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ryanair Holdings plc shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ryanair Holdings plc 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 Holdings plc.
Find out more about how you can short Ryanair Holdings plc stock.
Ryanair Holdings plc share dividends
We're not expecting Ryanair Holdings plc to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Ryanair Holdings plc's shares ever split?
Ryanair Holdings plc's shares were split on a 975:1000 basis on 27 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 Holdings plc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ryanair Holdings plc shares which in turn could have impacted Ryanair Holdings plc's share price.
Ryanair Holdings plc share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ryanair Holdings plc's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$44.44 up to US$96.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ryanair Holdings plc's is 1.2599. This would suggest that Ryanair Holdings plc'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 Holdings plc 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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