Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) by 5.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 515,306 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,949 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.12% of ASML worth $88,220,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ASML. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Northeast Investment Management bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $209,000. Adviser Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $229,000. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $265,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $283,000. 16.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) opened at $173.80 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 2.79. ASML Holding N.V. has a 52 week low of $105.96 and a 52 week high of $186.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $74,723.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.14.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.24. ASML had a return on equity of 19.28% and a net margin of 23.81%. The business had revenue of $2.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.22 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.93 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 34.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that ASML Holding N.V. will post 5.23 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $166.00 price target (up from $162.00) on shares of ASML in a report on Monday, October 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $184.00 target price (up from $172.50) on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and increased their target price 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 issued a $155.00 target price 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $178.29.

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About ASML

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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