Media headlines about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.771907366738 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ ASML) traded up 0.28% on Wednesday, reaching $153.56. 547,136 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. ASML Holding N.V. has a one year low of $98.71 and a one year high of $155.73. The firm has a market cap of $66.11 billion, a PE ratio of 29.55 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $140.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $131.65.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 23.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. Analysts expect that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ASML Holding N.V. announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, July 19th that permits the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the semiconductor company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

Several research firms recently weighed in on ASML. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $122.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. from $135.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $158.00.

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ASML Holding N.V. Company Profile

ASML Holding N.V. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of semiconductor equipment systems, consisting of lithography systems. The Company’s products include systems, and installed base products and services.

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