Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Services Stocks: Ryanair Holdings Plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) and Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK)

By Ryan Adsit

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Ryanair Holdings Plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) and Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK).

Ryanair Holdings Plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY)

In a report released today, Andrew Lobbenberg from HSBC downgraded Ryanair Holdings Plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) to Sell. The company’s shares opened today at $110.21.

Lobbenberg has an average return of 1.0% when recommending Ryanair Holdings Plc.

According to, Lobbenberg is ranked #3782 out of 4642 analysts.

Ryanair Holdings Plc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell.

Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK)

Cowen & Co. analyst Helane Becker assigned a Buy rating to Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK) today and set a price target of $100. The company’s shares opened today at $76.78.

According to, Becker is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 21.9% and a 78.2% success rate. Becker covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Allegiant Travel Company, Air Transport Services, and WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Alaska Air is Strong Buy and the average price target is $113.75, representing a 48.2% upside.

In a report issued on September 11, Barclays also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $100 price target.

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