ASML (ASML) Sets New 52-Week High and Low at $216.90

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $216.90 and last traded at $215.93, with a volume of 23634 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $216.00.

A number of research firms recently commented on ASML. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. Mizuho began coverage on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, May 21st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of ASML to $218.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $199.86.

The company has a current ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $89.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.15.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.17. ASML had a net margin of 24.30% and a return on equity of 21.49%. The firm had revenue of $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.23 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that ASML Holding NV will post 6.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ASML. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in ASML by 16.8% in the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 6,090 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,058,000 after purchasing an additional 877 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in ASML in the 4th quarter worth approximately $416,000. Granite Point Capital Management L.P. acquired a new position in ASML in the 4th quarter worth approximately $695,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in ASML by 784.7% in the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 434,277 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $75,486,000 after purchasing an additional 385,191 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in ASML by 11.5% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 318,830 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $55,420,000 after purchasing an additional 32,858 shares during the period. 16.84% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About ASML

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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