Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 283,724 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 17,305 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in ASML were worth $56,165,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of ASML. Smithfield Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $104,000. Clearwater Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 1st quarter worth approximately $114,000. Institutional & Family Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 1st quarter worth approximately $115,000. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $201,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 1st quarter worth approximately $202,000. Institutional investors own 16.66% of the company’s stock.

ASML stock opened at $190.21 on Wednesday. ASML Holding NV has a fifty-two week low of $160.95 and a fifty-two week high of $221.66. The company has a market cap of $80.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.48, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 2.73.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.20. ASML had a net margin of 23.86% and a return on equity of 22.51%. The business had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.08 EPS. ASML’s quarterly revenue was up 30.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that ASML Holding NV will post 6.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on ASML shares. BidaskClub cut shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of ASML from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $218.00 to $235.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. B. Riley lifted their price objective on shares of ASML from $200.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock a “$215.26” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ASML from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $215.80.

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

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)

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