Press coverage about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8722249145709 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on ASML. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $162.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASML Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on ASML Holding N.V. from $135.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $158.00.

Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ ASML) traded up 0.61% during trading on Friday, hitting $162.41. The stock had a trading volume of 632,294 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $154.82 and its 200 day moving average is $138.30. The company has a market cap of $69.92 billion, a PE ratio of 31.51 and a beta of 1.09. ASML Holding N.V. has a 1-year low of $98.71 and a 1-year high of $163.13.

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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. ASML Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 23.69%. The company had revenue of $2.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.83 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that ASML Holding N.V. will post $5.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ASML Holding N.V. announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, July 19th that allows the company to repurchase outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the semiconductor company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

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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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