Media headlines about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.8946592208288 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) opened at 154.81 on Thursday. ASML Holding N.V. has a 12-month low of $98.71 and a 12-month high of $155.73.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a net margin of 23.69% and a return on equity of 18.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. Analysts expect that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ASML Holding N.V. declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, July 19th that permits the company to repurchase shares. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Several analysts recently weighed in on ASML shares. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective (up from $140.00) on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Sunday, June 25th. Citigroup Inc. raised ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised ASML Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. ASML Holding N.V. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $158.00.

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ASML Holding N.V. 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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