HPM Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 1,901 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $376,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its position in ASML by 4.6% during the first quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,375,789 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $471,737,000 after purchasing an additional 103,977 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 3.2% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 2,218,980 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $439,291,000 after buying an additional 68,282 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 5.0% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,145,906 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $424,824,000 after buying an additional 102,819 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 4.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,667,775 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $331,153,000 after buying an additional 69,495 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in shares of ASML by 144.6% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 996,044 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $197,187,000 after buying an additional 588,885 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 16.67% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently commented on ASML. BidaskClub downgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on ASML in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ASML from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $219.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Monday. Finally, DZ Bank reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Friday, June 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $213.83.

ASML opened at $186.57 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $78.63 billion, a PE ratio of 33.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 2.73, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. ASML Holding NV has a 12 month low of $160.95 and a 12 month high of $221.66.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 company had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.56 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.08 EPS. ASML’s revenue was up 30.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that ASML Holding NV will post 6.98 earnings per share for the current year.

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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