Traders bought shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $79.33 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.16 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $46.17 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. had the 25th highest net in-flow for the day. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. traded down ($0.72) for the day and closed at $44.17

TSM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. ValuEngine raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 29th. Nomura raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.00.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 2.07 and a quick ratio of 1.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $229.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.06.

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.02. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. had a return on equity of 23.19% and a net margin of 34.74%. The company had revenue of $233.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $230.77 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.56 EPS. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. will post 2.25 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $6,210,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 8,027,380 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $293,482,000 after purchasing an additional 208,154 shares during the period. WCM Investment Management CA raised its position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 22,637,189 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $827,616,000 after purchasing an additional 1,092,330 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 44,674,092 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,633,286,000 after purchasing an additional 2,367,792 shares during the period. Finally, Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $657,000. 19.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing, and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. The company manufactures masks and electronic spare parts; researches, develops, designs, manufactures, sells, packages, and tests color filters; and offers customer and engineering support services.

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