Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY): Today's Featured Services Loser

Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Ryanair Holdings fell 49 cents (-1.6%) to $30.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 293,678 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 269,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.94-$30.67 after having opened the day at $30.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.69. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were: NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 11.9%, SinoHub ( SIHI), down 11.1%, Inuvo ( INUV), down 10.4%, and Corinthian Colleges ( COCO), down 8.6%.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $8.94 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 12.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Lee ( LEE), up 16.2%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 12.4%, Sonic Automotive ( SAH), up 11.3%, and Pacific Sunwear ( PSUN), up 10.3%, were all gainers within the services sector with CVS Caremark ( CVS) being today's featured services sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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