Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC lifted its position in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 4.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,974 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 942 shares during the quarter. ASML comprises about 2.4% of Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 23rd biggest holding. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $4,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in ASML. FMR LLC lifted its position in ASML by 37.2% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,484,787 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $843,365,000 after buying an additional 1,215,606 shares during the last quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD lifted its position in ASML by 2,442.3% in the second quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 648,507 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $5,304,000 after buying an additional 622,998 shares during the last quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC acquired a new position in ASML in the first quarter valued at about $88,605,000. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its position in ASML by 2,755.4% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 409,750 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $85,200,000 after buying an additional 395,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WCM Investment Management LLC lifted its position in ASML by 13.5% in the first quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC now owns 3,117,183 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $586,186,000 after buying an additional 370,629 shares during the last quarter. 16.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ASML has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ABN Amro initiated coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, July 29th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $230.00 target price on the stock. Societe Generale initiated coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, July 8th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 13th. Finally, New Street Research cut shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $204.80.

Shares of ASML traded up $2.49 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $217.18. 12,354 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 587,776. The company has a market cap of $89.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.22. ASML Holding NV has a fifty-two week low of $144.50 and a fifty-two week high of $234.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a current ratio of 2.68. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $217.47 and its 200-day moving average is $199.45.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.57 billion. ASML had a net margin of 23.08% and a return on equity of 21.30%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.37 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 6.8 EPS for the current year.

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

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