ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.4271733026788 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) opened at 151.19 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $65.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.09 and a beta of 1.09. ASML Holding N.V. has a 12-month low of $98.71 and a 12-month high of $155.73. The company has a 50 day moving average of $143.84 and a 200-day moving average of $132.77.

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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 23.69%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

Several research analysts have recently commented on ASML shares. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $122.00 price target on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 target price (up from $140.00) on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Sunday, June 25th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target 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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