Wall Street brokerages expect ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) to announce $2.07 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for ASML’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $2.10 and the lowest is $2.04. ASML posted earnings of $1.77 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 16.9%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 16th.

On average, analysts expect that ASML will report full year earnings of $6.99 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.84 to $7.25. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $8.66 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.17 to $9.01. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for ASML.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $3.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 23.22% and a net margin of 24.28%.

Several research firms recently commented on ASML. Santander upgraded shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $200.00 target price (down from $240.00) on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. UBS Group cut shares of ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, B. Riley upped their target price on shares of ASML from $170.00 to $190.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. ASML currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $210.80.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ASML. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of ASML by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 2,312,143 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $434,729,000 after buying an additional 93,163 shares in the last quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD acquired a new position in shares of ASML in the 2nd quarter valued at $3,928,000. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of ASML by 284.2% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 25,907 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $5,129,000 after buying an additional 19,164 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of ASML by 144.6% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 996,044 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $197,187,000 after buying an additional 588,885 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in shares of ASML by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,145,906 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $424,824,000 after buying an additional 102,819 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 15.55% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:ASML opened at $159.53 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $70.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.13. ASML has a one year low of $156.58 and a one year high of $221.66. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 2.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

ASML Company Profile

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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