Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management raised its stake in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) by 7.6% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 624 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 44 shares during the period. Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management’s holdings in ASML were worth $304,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its holdings in ASML by 29.7% in the 3rd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 747,155 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $275,903,000 after buying an additional 170,980 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 40.8% in the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,905 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,181,000 after purchasing an additional 1,711 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of ASML in the 3rd quarter valued at $3,366,000. Capital International Sarl lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 22.2% in the 3rd quarter. Capital International Sarl now owns 6,861 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,534,000 after purchasing an additional 1,246 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 49.0% in the 3rd quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 11,285 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $4,167,000 after purchasing an additional 3,710 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 17.88% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on ASML shares. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Thursday, December 10th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, September 28th. DZ Bank raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 8th. Finally, BidaskClub raised ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $456.75.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 14th. The semiconductor company reported $2.96 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.58 by $0.38. ASML had a return on equity of 25.91% and a net margin of 24.30%. The business had revenue of $4.63 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.25 billion. As a group, analysts predict that ASML Holding will post 9.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture variosus range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.
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