American Trust Investment Advisors LLC Grows Stock Holdings in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML)

American Trust Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLFree Report) by 12.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 535 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 60 shares during the quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $405,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in ASML. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of ASML by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 4,977,359 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $3,767,464,000 after acquiring an additional 105,196 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in ASML by 3.6% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,607,702 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,123,710,000 after purchasing an additional 126,413 shares during the period. Sands Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of ASML by 8.1% during the fourth quarter. Sands Capital Management LLC now owns 1,617,083 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,224,002,000 after purchasing an additional 121,847 shares during the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its holdings in shares of ASML by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,247,197 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $944,028,000 after purchasing an additional 32,623 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its holdings in shares of ASML by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 1,173,324 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $888,112,000 after purchasing an additional 24,368 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 26.07% of the company’s stock.

ASML Stock Down 1.5 %

Shares of NASDAQ:ASML traded down $14.17 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $925.27. The stock had a trading volume of 746,357 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,162,611. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $938.87 and its 200 day simple moving average is $842.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. ASML Holding has a one year low of $563.99 and a one year high of $1,056.34. The company has a market capitalization of $365.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.98, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.49.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $3.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.84 by $0.54. ASML had a net margin of 27.23% and a return on equity of 56.99%. The company had revenue of $5.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.73 billion. As a group, research analysts expect that ASML Holding will post 20.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 29th were paid a $1.343 dividend. This represents a $5.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, April 26th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.53%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on ASML shares. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered their target price on ASML from $1,072.00 to $1,052.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on ASML in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. Redburn Atlantic raised shares of ASML from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Raymond James raised their target price on shares of ASML from $850.00 to $1,000.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. 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, ASML currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $1,036.00.

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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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