ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $214.83.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 25th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on ASML from $194.00 to $215.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, Mizuho assumed coverage on ASML in a research report on Monday, May 21st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of ASML opened at $201.82 on Tuesday. ASML has a 52-week low of $152.71 and a 52-week 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. The firm has a market capitalization of $85.69 billion, a PE ratio of 36.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.10.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.20. ASML had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 23.86%. The company had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.08 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that ASML will post 6.92 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advisor Partners LLC grew its position in ASML by 12.6% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 2,087 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 234 shares during the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in ASML by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,466 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,082,000 after buying an additional 266 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in ASML by 12.2% during the 2nd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 2,926 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $579,000 after buying an additional 319 shares during the period. Sheets Smith Wealth Management lifted its holdings in ASML by 14.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 2,565 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $508,000 after buying an additional 326 shares during the period. Finally, Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in ASML by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC now owns 26,413 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $5,245,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 16.83% of the company’s stock.

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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