Guardian Capital LP Has $20.24 Million Position in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML)

Guardian Capital LP boosted its stake in shares of ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLFree Report) by 37.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,735 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,228 shares during the quarter. Guardian Capital LP’s holdings in ASML were worth $20,236,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Townsquare Capital LLC boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 11.5% during the third quarter. Townsquare Capital LLC now owns 8,516 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $5,013,000 after acquiring an additional 881 shares during the period. Savoie Capital LLC bought a new position in ASML during the third quarter worth about $14,658,000. International Assets Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in ASML by 48,040.7% in the 4th quarter. International Assets Investment Management LLC now owns 245,999 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $186,202,000 after purchasing an additional 245,488 shares during the period. CenterBook Partners LP grew its position in shares of ASML by 69.2% during the 3rd quarter. CenterBook Partners LP now owns 11,529 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $6,787,000 after purchasing an additional 4,716 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Meitav Investment House Ltd. raised its position in shares of ASML by 219.0% in the fourth quarter. Meitav Investment House Ltd. now owns 3,158 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,195,000 after buying an additional 2,168 shares in the last quarter. 26.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several equities analysts have weighed in on ASML shares. HSBC initiated coverage on ASML in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered their price objective on shares of ASML from $1,072.00 to $1,052.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on ASML in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Finally, Redburn Atlantic raised ASML from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $1,036.00.

Read Our Latest Analysis on ASML

ASML Trading Down 0.2 %

ASML stock traded down $2.21 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $915.03. 591,955 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,184,114. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $945.69 and its 200 day simple moving average is $831.03. ASML Holding has a twelve month low of $563.99 and a twelve month high of $1,056.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $361.06 billion, a PE ratio of 46.73, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 1.49.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $3.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.84 by $0.54. The company had revenue of $5.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.73 billion. ASML had a net margin of 27.23% and a return on equity of 56.99%. Research analysts predict that ASML Holding will post 20.04 earnings per share for the current year.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th were issued a dividend of $1.343 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, April 26th. This represents a $5.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.59%. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.53%.

ASML Company Profile

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ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems for chipmakers. It offers advanced semiconductor equipment systems, including lithography, metrology, and inspection systems. The company also provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture various range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)

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