Personal CFO Solutions LLC lessened its holdings in shares of ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) by 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,159 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 48 shares during the quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $2,029,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. CWM LLC lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 130.7% in the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 639 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $236,000 after buying an additional 362 shares during the period. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML during the third quarter valued at $268,000. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 6.4% during the third quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 3,847 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,421,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. MAI Capital Management lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 6.3% during the third quarter. MAI Capital Management now owns 2,698 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $996,000 after purchasing an additional 159 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Landsberg Bennett & Dubbaneh LLC lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 219.8% during the third quarter. Landsberg Bennett & Dubbaneh LLC now owns 2,933 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,097,000 after purchasing an additional 2,016 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 17.88% of the company’s stock.
ASML has been the subject of several analyst reports. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, January 21st. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, January 25th. New Street Research raised ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 21st. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research report on Friday, January 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $535.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $507.40.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 19th. The semiconductor company reported $3.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.05 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $3.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.73 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 25.91% and a net margin of 24.30%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.70 EPS. Research analysts forecast that ASML Holding will post 9.34 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a semi-annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 4th will be issued a $1.8864 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 3rd. This is a boost from ASML’s previous semi-annual dividend of $1.41. This represents a dividend yield of 0.4%. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.40%.
ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture variosus range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.
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