NorthCoast Asset Management LLC bought a new position in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 1,354 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $500,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its holdings in ASML by 7.2% in the 2nd quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 2,920 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,075,000 after buying an additional 195 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 17.3% during the 2nd quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 1,394 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $513,000 after purchasing an additional 206 shares during the last quarter. USA Financial Portformulas Corp bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,082,000. Mutual Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 2nd quarter valued at about $202,000. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 3,158 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,162,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. 17.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

ASML has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ASML from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 31st. BidaskClub raised shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 6th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on shares of ASML from $440.00 to $455.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 13th. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded shares of ASML from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $322.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, July 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, October 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $389.60.

Shares of ASML opened at $423.59 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $177.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.98. ASML Holding has a twelve month low of $191.25 and a twelve month high of $428.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.99, a current ratio of 2.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a 50 day moving average of $389.31 and a two-hundred day moving average of $365.02.

The company also recently announced a semi-annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 13th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 3rd were paid a $1.4095 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.6%. This is an increase from ASML’s previous semi-annual dividend of $1.27. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 2nd. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 34.40%.

ASML Company Profile

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture variosus range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.

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