Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) Share Price

Media headlines about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.4271733026788 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ ASML) traded up 1.07% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $152.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 688,797 shares. ASML Holding N.V. has a 52-week low of $98.71 and a 52-week high of $155.73.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 23.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.83 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that ASML Holding N.V. will post $4.96 EPS for the current year.

ASML Holding N.V. declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, July 19th that permits the company to repurchase shares. This repurchase authorization permits the semiconductor company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of analysts recently commented on ASML shares. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Sunday, April 23rd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ASML Holding N.V. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus 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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