Claybrook Capital LLC acquired a new stake in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $26,000.
Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in ASML by 29.9% during the third quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 3,298 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $620,000 after acquiring an additional 760 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 56.9% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 286,041 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $53,782,000 after purchasing an additional 103,681 shares in the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 20.1% during the third quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 4,605 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $866,000 after purchasing an additional 770 shares in the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of ASML during the third quarter worth about $1,514,000. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. acquired a new position in shares of ASML during the third quarter worth about $3,659,000. 16.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of ASML opened at $192.81 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $82.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.14. ASML Holding NV has a 12 month low of $144.50 and a 12 month high of $221.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a current ratio of 2.78.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The semiconductor company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.04 by $0.08. ASML had a return on equity of 22.92% and a net margin of 23.66%. The business had revenue of $2.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.99 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that ASML Holding NV will post 7.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th will be paid a $2.3856 dividend. This is a boost from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. ASML’s payout ratio is 20.06%.
A number of research analysts have commented on ASML shares. Zacks Investment Research cut ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st. Liberum Capital upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $204.80.
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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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