Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) by 1.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,300 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors’ holdings in ASML were worth $9,125,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Adviser Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter worth about $229,000. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new position in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth about $265,000. Symmetry Peak Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth about $326,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth about $338,000. Finally, M&T Bank Corp lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 2,775 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $362,000 after acquiring an additional 207 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 16.61% of the company’s stock.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $166.00 price objective (up from $162.00) on shares of ASML in a report on Monday, October 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $184.00 price objective (up from $172.50) on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded shares of ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $130.00 to $190.00 in a report on Monday, September 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $155.00 price objective on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $178.29.
Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ ASML) opened at $172.17 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $73,304.95, a P/E ratio of 33.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.14. ASML Holding N.V. has a 1 year low of $102.09 and a 1 year high of $186.37. The company has a current ratio of 2.57, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $2.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.22 billion. ASML had a net margin of 23.81% and a return on equity of 19.82%. The company’s revenue was up 34.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. analysts expect that ASML Holding N.V. will post 5.23 earnings per share for the current year.
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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