Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) 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 traded.

A number of analysts have weighed in on ASML shares. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML Holding NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Summit Research dropped their price target on ASML Holding NV from $100.00 to $85.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on ASML Holding NV from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $89.00.

The company has a market cap of $46.15 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.99. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $98.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $94.34.

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.04. On average, analysts expect that ASML Holding NV will post $3.46 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in ASML. Morgan Stanley raised its position in ASML Holding NV by 10.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,652,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,695,000 after buying an additional 161,259 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position 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 during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its position 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 during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position 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 during the period. Finally, Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC raised its position 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 during the period.

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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