Capital International Inc. CA grew its holdings in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 1.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 482,208 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,088 shares during the quarter. ASML accounts for approximately 2.0% of Capital International Inc. CA’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Capital International Inc. CA’s holdings in ASML were worth $142,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of ASML by 1,571.6% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 420,262 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $104,409,000 after purchasing an additional 395,121 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its stake in shares of ASML by 13.0% in the fourth quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 846 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $251,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of ASML by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 19,076 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $5,649,000 after purchasing an additional 1,094 shares during the last quarter. Berkshire Capital Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of ASML in the fourth quarter worth about $6,070,000. Finally, Bailard Inc. raised its stake in shares of ASML by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Bailard Inc. now owns 9,796 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,899,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. 18.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ASML stock traded up $11.12 during trading on Thursday, hitting $273.19. 520,239 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,711,302. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $280.96 and its 200 day simple moving average is $274.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 2.58 and a quick ratio of 1.77. The company has a market cap of $110.37 billion, a PE ratio of 37.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.20. ASML Holding NV has a 1 year low of $182.77 and a 1 year high of $319.22.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $2.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.96 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $4.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.92 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 22.93% and a net margin of 23.36%. ASML’s quarterly revenue was up 45.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.60 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that ASML Holding NV will post 8.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 6th. Investors of record on Monday, April 27th will be given a dividend of $1.272 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 24th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.88%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ASML from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $268.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Thursday, March 5th. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on ASML from $330.00 to $250.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 20th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on ASML from $270.00 to $320.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Finally, Bank of America cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 9th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $287.00.

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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.

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