Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $156.58 and last traded at $162.10, with a volume of 97604 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $163.59.

Several analysts have issued reports on ASML shares. BidaskClub lowered ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Santander raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. UBS Group lowered ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised ASML from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $210.80.

The company has a market capitalization of $72.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.96, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 1.84.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.90 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $3.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.29 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 23.22% and a net margin of 24.28%. As a group, equities analysts predict that ASML Holding NV will post 7.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of ASML. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in shares of ASML by 3.3% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 28,287 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $5,600,000 after buying an additional 911 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of ASML by 5.1% in the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,466 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,082,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of ASML by 1,038.1% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,538 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $502,000 after buying an additional 2,315 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of ASML by 262.4% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 14,830 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,936,000 after buying an additional 10,738 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of ASML by 12.6% in the second quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 2,087 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 234 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 16.64% of the company’s stock.

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ASML Company Profile (NASDAQ:ASML)

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. It sells three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.

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