Media coverage about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9131040991448 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on ASML shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Susquehanna Bancshares raised ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $130.00 to $190.00 in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $184.00 price target (up previously from $172.50) on shares of ASML in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $155.00 price target on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $178.29.

Shares of ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) traded up $1.89 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $173.80. 3,118,474 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 957,858. ASML has a 12-month low of $105.96 and a 12-month high of $186.37. The firm has a market cap of $73,911.16, a P/E ratio of 34.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 1.57, a current ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.24. ASML had a net margin of 23.81% and a return on equity of 19.28%. The firm had revenue of $2.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.22 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.93 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that ASML will post 5.23 EPS for the current year.

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About ASML

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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