ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) was upgraded by investment analysts at Liberum Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Monday, February 4th, MarketBeat.com reports.
Several other research analysts also recently commented on ASML. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 28th. Santander raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Susquehanna Bancshares reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $200.00 target price (down from $240.00) on shares of ASML in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. UBS Group cut shares of ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, B. Riley upped their price target on shares of ASML from $170.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $204.80.
NASDAQ ASML traded up $2.24 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $185.11. 389,767 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 889,437. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a current ratio of 2.78. ASML has a 1 year low of $144.50 and a 1 year high of $221.66. The company has a market capitalization of $78.87 billion, a PE ratio of 25.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.12.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.04 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $2.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.99 billion. ASML had a net margin of 23.66% and a return on equity of 22.92%. ASML’s revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.50 earnings per share. As a group, analysts forecast that ASML will post 7.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Claybrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in ASML in the 4th quarter worth approximately $26,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in ASML during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $39,000. CWM LLC grew its holdings in ASML by 1,064.0% during the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 291 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $45,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in ASML during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $55,000. Finally, Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in ASML by 259.6% during the 4th quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $50,000 after buying an additional 231 shares in the last quarter. 16.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.
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