Creative Planning decreased its holdings in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 47.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,143 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 5,600 shares during the quarter. Creative Planning’s holdings in ASML were worth $956,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. CWM LLC boosted its stake in ASML by 1,064.0% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 291 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $45,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in ASML by 259.6% in the fourth quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $50,000 after buying an additional 231 shares in the last quarter. Moody National Bank Trust Division purchased a new stake in ASML in the fourth quarter worth approximately $63,000. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new stake in ASML in the fourth quarter worth approximately $63,000. Finally, Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. boosted its stake in ASML by 161.0% in the fourth quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 556 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $87,000 after buying an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. 15.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
ASML has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st. Santander raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Liberum Capital raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. UBS Group lowered ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $200.00 target price (down previously from $240.00) on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $204.80.
NASDAQ:ASML opened at $178.52 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $77.24 billion, a PE ratio of 24.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.12. ASML Holding NV has a fifty-two week low of $144.50 and a fifty-two week high of $221.66. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $2.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.04 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $2.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.99 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 22.92% and a net margin of 23.66%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.50 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 7.04 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 29th will be paid a dividend of $2.3856 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 26th. This is a positive change from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is 20.06%.
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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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