State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its holdings in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 0.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 97,065 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 475 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in ASML were worth $28,725,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC lifted its stake in ASML by 105.6% in the 4th quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 111 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $32,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in ASML in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Duncker Streett & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in ASML in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Evoke Wealth LLC bought a new stake in ASML in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Finally, Samalin Investment Counsel LLC bought a new stake in ASML in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $53,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 16.89% of the company’s stock.
Shares of ASML stock traded down $1.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $316.19. 36,479 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 769,715. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 2.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $133.86 billion, a PE ratio of 43.09, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.27. ASML Holding NV has a twelve month low of $175.57 and a twelve month high of $318.37. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $298.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $262.88.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $2.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.96 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $4.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.92 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 22.93% and a net margin of 23.36%. The firm’s revenue was up 45.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.60 EPS. As a group, analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 8.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 6th. Investors of record on Monday, April 27th will be issued a dividend of $1.272 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 24th. ASML’s payout ratio is presently 28.88%.
Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Cheuvreux cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 17th. Bryan, Garnier & Co upgraded ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 4th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on ASML from $270.00 to $320.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $316.67.
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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