Signaturefd LLC lifted its holdings in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,129 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 169 shares during the quarter. Signaturefd LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $235,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Liberty Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in ASML by 461.3% in the 2nd quarter. Liberty Wealth Management LLC now owns 174 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $36,000 after purchasing an additional 143 shares during the period. Destination Wealth Management boosted its stake in ASML by 1,066.7% in the 1st quarter. Destination Wealth Management now owns 175 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $33,000 after purchasing an additional 160 shares during the period. Manchester Financial Inc. bought a new stake in ASML in the 2nd quarter valued at $42,000. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in ASML by 115.0% in the 1st quarter. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. now owns 215 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 115 shares during the period. Finally, JNBA Financial Advisors bought a new stake in ASML in the 1st quarter valued at $53,000. Institutional investors own 17.15% of the company’s stock.
ASML stock opened at $208.72 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.68 and a quick ratio of 1.62. ASML Holding NV has a 52 week low of $144.50 and a 52 week high of $234.50. The firm has a market cap of $90.31 billion, a PE ratio of 29.07, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.22. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $216.85.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.18. ASML had a return on equity of 21.30% and a net margin of 23.08%. The company had revenue of $2.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.57 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.37 EPS. As a group, research analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 6.8 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ASML shares. New Street Research downgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on ASML in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $230.00 target price for the company. Morgan Stanley started coverage on ASML in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $204.80.
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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.
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