ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) gapped up before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $105.56, but opened at $105.63. ASML Holding NV shares last traded at $106.22, with a volume of 233,155 shares changing hands.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ASML shares. Credit Suisse Group AG boosted their price objective on shares of ASML Holding NV from $75.00 to $84.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $113.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of ASML Holding NV from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a report on Saturday, June 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. ASML Holding NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.56.

The stock has a market capitalization of $45.13 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.20. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $99.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $94.96.

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. The business earned $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. ASML Holding NV’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that ASML Holding NV will post $3.61 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have modified their holdings of the stock. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of ASML Holding NV by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 23,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,919,000 after buying an additional 964 shares in the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of ASML Holding NV by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 50,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,455,000 after buying an additional 2,704 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of ASML Holding NV by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 108,866 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,667,000 after buying an additional 2,332 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of ASML Holding NV by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 273,730 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,298,000 after buying an additional 35,983 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of ASML Holding NV by 10.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,652,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,695,000 after buying an additional 161,259 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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