Press coverage about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.1625052380816 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) traded up 1.07% during trading on Friday, hitting $152.26. 688,797 shares of the stock traded hands. ASML Holding N.V. has a 12 month low of $98.71 and a 12 month high of $155.73.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a net margin of 23.69% and a return on equity of 18.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.83 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ASML Holding N.V. declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, July 19th that permits the company to repurchase shares. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

Several research firms recently issued reports on ASML. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $122.00 target price on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Sunday, April 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on shares of ASML Holding N.V. from $135.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $158.00.

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About ASML Holding N.V.

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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