ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $214.83.

ASML has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Mizuho initiated coverage on ASML in a research note on Monday, May 21st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, June 12th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded ASML from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $218.00 to $235.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on ASML in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Putnam Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML during the second quarter worth about $64,105,000. HPM Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML during the second quarter worth about $376,000. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML during the second quarter worth about $22,988,000. Signaturefd LLC increased its position in shares of ASML by 50.1% during the second quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,142 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $226,000 after acquiring an additional 381 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OLD Mission Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML during the second quarter worth about $4,453,000. 16.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of ASML opened at $183.09 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $78.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.06. ASML has a 12 month low of $160.95 and a 12 month high of $221.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 2.73.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.56 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 23.86%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 30.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.08 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that ASML will post 6.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ASML Company Profile

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. It sells three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.

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