Liberty Wealth Management LLC lifted its position in shares of ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) by 88,471.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 114,257 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 114,128 shares during the period. Liberty Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $165,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Morgan Stanley grew its stake in ASML by 209.4% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,347,174 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $831,692,000 after acquiring an additional 911,709 shares during the period. Whale Rock Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in ASML during the first quarter valued at $199,794,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of ASML by 21.4% in the first quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,329,445 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $820,753,000 after purchasing an additional 234,222 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its stake in shares of ASML by 34.8% during the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 553,132 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $341,482,000 after purchasing an additional 142,701 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its position in shares of ASML by 104.5% during the 1st quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 195,409 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $120,638,000 after purchasing an additional 99,837 shares during the last quarter. 18.18% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of ASML stock opened at $744.42 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 1.33. The company has a market capitalization of $305.05 billion, a PE ratio of 54.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.05. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $808.38 and its two-hundred day moving average is $721.20. ASML Holding has a 12 month low of $357.38 and a 12 month high of $895.93.
A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, July 22nd. New Street Research downgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $660.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, September 28th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Wednesday, September 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, July 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “hold” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Thursday, July 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $801.33.
ASML Company Profile
ASML Holding NV engages in the development, production, marketing, sale and servicing of advanced semiconductor equipment, consisting of lithography related systems. It mainly caters the makers of memory chips and logic chips. The company was founded on April 1, 1984 and is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
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