Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 325 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $63,000.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Claybrook Capital LLC bought a new stake in ASML in the fourth quarter worth approximately $26,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in ASML in the fourth quarter worth approximately $39,000. CWM LLC increased its holdings in ASML by 1,064.0% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 291 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $45,000 after purchasing an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in ASML by 259.6% in the fourth quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $50,000 after purchasing an additional 231 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp increased its holdings in ASML by 187.0% in the fourth quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 353 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $55,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. 16.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Liberum Capital upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. BidaskClub downgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded ASML from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. ASML currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $201.80.

Shares of ASML stock opened at $205.51 on Tuesday. ASML Holding NV has a 12-month low of $144.50 and a 12-month high of $221.66. The firm has a market cap of $86.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.89. ASML had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 23.66%. The business had revenue of $2.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.10 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. ASML’s revenue was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 6.98 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th will be issued a dividend of $2.3856 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 26th. This represents a yield of 1%. This is an increase from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is 20.06%.

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ASML 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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