Franklin Resources Inc. Sells 2,539 Shares of ASML Holding NV (ASML)

Franklin Resources Inc. lessened its holdings in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 859,586 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 2,539 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc.’s holdings in ASML were worth $161,619,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in ASML by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 289,960 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $54,519,000 after buying an additional 6,236 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in ASML in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $326,000. Solstein Capital LLC boosted its position in ASML by 7.8% in the 3rd quarter. Solstein Capital LLC now owns 49,751 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $3,348,000 after buying an additional 3,600 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its position in ASML by 127.5% in the 3rd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 8,706 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,637,000 after buying an additional 4,879 shares during the period. Finally, BSW Wealth Partners purchased a new position in ASML in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $260,000. 15.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ ASML opened at $171.35 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $73.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.13. ASML Holding NV has a one year low of $156.58 and a one year high of $221.66.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.90 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $3.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 billion. ASML had a net margin of 24.28% and a return on equity of 23.22%. Equities analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 6.99 earnings per share for the current year.

ASML has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Santander raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. UBS Group cut shares of ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ASML from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $210.80.

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ASML 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 three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.

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