Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 61,572 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,027 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in ASML Holding N.V. were worth $8,019,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware bought a new stake in ASML Holding N.V. during the second quarter worth $265,000. Winslow Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in ASML Holding N.V. during the second quarter worth $188,068,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in ASML Holding N.V. by 11.9% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,960 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $385,000 after acquiring an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp raised its position in ASML Holding N.V. by 8.1% during the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 2,775 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $362,000 after acquiring an additional 207 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in ASML Holding N.V. by 4.6% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 33,640 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $4,384,000 after acquiring an additional 1,485 shares in the last quarter. 16.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several analysts have issued reports on ASML shares. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc raised shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $130.00 to $190.00 in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price target (up from $140.00) on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research report on Sunday, June 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $184.00 price target (up from $172.50) on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. ASML Holding N.V. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $182.00.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) opened at 171.19 on Thursday. ASML Holding N.V. has a 12 month low of $98.71 and a 12 month high of $171.76.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. ASML Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 23.69%. The business had revenue of $2.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.97 earnings per share for the current year.

ASML Holding N.V. announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, July 19th that permits the company to repurchase outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

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ASML Holding N.V. Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML)

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