ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) shares gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $101.09, but opened at $101.61. ASML Holding NV shares last traded at $102.81, with a volume of 598,665 shares changing hands.

A number of brokerages have commented on ASML. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $89.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Saturday, June 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Finally, Susquehanna lowered ASML Holding NV from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $44.14 billion and a PE ratio of 24.86. The company’s 50-day moving average is $98.21 and its 200-day moving average is $94.26.

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 20th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.06. The firm earned $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.47 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 19.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post $3.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Comerica Bank increased its stake in ASML Holding NV by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 23,909 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,919,000 after buying an additional 964 shares in the last quarter. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC increased its stake in ASML Holding NV by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC now owns 35,144 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,120,000 after buying an additional 1,194 shares in the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in ASML Holding NV by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 50,190 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,455,000 after buying an additional 2,704 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in ASML Holding NV by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 108,866 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,667,000 after buying an additional 2,332 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in ASML Holding NV by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 273,730 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,298,000 after buying an additional 35,983 shares in the last quarter.

ASML Holding NV (ASML) is a holding company based in the Netherlands that develops semiconductor equipment systems. Its products includes lithographic systems, notably: TWINSCAN NXE, a platform for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL); TWINSCAN NXT, a step-and-scan dual-stage immersion lithography platform; TWINSCAN XT, a step-and-scan water-based immersion lithography platform; YieldStar, a metrology tool; PAS 5500, a step-and-scan platform; and Brion, a computational lithography verification platform.

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