Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $214.83.

A number of research firms recently commented on ASML. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $229.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. B. Riley boosted their price objective on ASML from $200.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock a “$215.26” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on ASML from $194.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Friday, June 15th.

ASML stock traded up $1.47 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $200.96. 19,802 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 913,124. ASML has a 52 week low of $150.94 and a 52 week high of $221.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 2.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $84.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.03, a PEG ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.10.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.20. ASML had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 23.86%. The business had revenue of $2.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.56 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.08 earnings per share. ASML’s quarterly revenue was up 30.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that ASML will post 6.92 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Advisor Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 12.6% during the second quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 2,087 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 234 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 5.1% during the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,466 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,082,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 12.2% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 2,926 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $579,000 after buying an additional 319 shares in the last quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 14.6% during the second quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 2,565 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $508,000 after buying an additional 326 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 1.3% during the first quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC now owns 26,413 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $5,245,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 16.83% of the company’s stock.

About ASML

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 three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.

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