New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,222 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 3,075 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in ASML were worth $10,481,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 1.1% in the second quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 15,547 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,026,000 after purchasing an additional 168 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 8.1% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 2,775 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $362,000 after purchasing an additional 207 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 0.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 69,606 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $9,070,000 after purchasing an additional 216 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 5.1% in the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 4,487 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $584,000 after purchasing an additional 216 shares during the period. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in ASML by 4.4% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,571 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $856,000 after acquiring an additional 274 shares in the last quarter. 16.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on ASML. BidaskClub raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $166.00 target price (up previously from $162.00) on shares of ASML in a report on Monday, October 16th. BNP Paribas raised shares of ASML from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of ASML from $140.00 to $152.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $179.71.
Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ ASML) traded down $2.16 during trading on Thursday, hitting $178.55. 831,917 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 803,065. The firm has a market cap of $76,370.00, a PE ratio of 32.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.14. ASML Holding NV has a fifty-two week low of $113.00 and a fifty-two week high of $186.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $2.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.22 billion. ASML had a net margin of 23.81% and a return on equity of 19.28%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.93 EPS. equities analysts expect that ASML Holding NV will post 5.28 EPS for the current year.
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ASML Company Profile
ASML Holding N.V. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of semiconductor equipment systems, consisting of lithography systems. The Company’s products include systems, and installed base products and services.
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