Hansberger Growth Investors LP grew its stake in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 0.8% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 51,084 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the period. ASML comprises approximately 9.4% of Hansberger Growth Investors LP’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Hansberger Growth Investors LP’s holdings in ASML were worth $9,606,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Greenleaf Trust lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 2.8% in the 4th quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 2,183 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $340,000 after purchasing an additional 59 shares during the last quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. now owns 5,281 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $993,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 3,486 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $655,000 after acquiring an additional 91 shares during the last quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 5.8% during the 1st quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC now owns 1,818 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $342,000 after acquiring an additional 99 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 115.0% during the 1st quarter. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. now owns 215 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $40,000 after acquiring an additional 115 shares during the last quarter. 16.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ASML. BidaskClub lowered ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded ASML from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $201.80.

ASML traded down $6.13 during trading on Friday, hitting $191.80. 9,613 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 634,869. The company has a market capitalization of $82.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.72, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.20. ASML Holding NV has a 1 year low of $144.50 and a 1 year high of $221.66. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.89. ASML had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 23.66%. The business had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.10 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.26 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 7.1 earnings per share for the current year.

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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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.

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