Evoke Wealth LLC Purchases Shares of 315 ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML)

Evoke Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLFree Report) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 315 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $239,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ASML. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 48.4% during the fourth quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 46 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 35.4% during the third quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 65 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $38,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. E Fund Management Hong Kong Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of ASML during the fourth quarter worth about $44,000. NBC Securities Inc. acquired a new position in shares of ASML during the third quarter worth about $47,000. Finally, Bruce G. Allen Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of ASML during the fourth quarter worth about $49,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.07% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of research analysts have commented on ASML shares. HSBC assumed coverage on ASML in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company boosted their price target on ASML from $1,050.00 to $1,150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Sanford C. Bernstein cut their price target on ASML from $1,072.00 to $1,052.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 12th. Redburn Atlantic upgraded ASML from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on ASML in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $1,036.00.

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ASML Trading Up 0.5 %

Shares of NASDAQ ASML opened at $965.48 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $936.25 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $863.53. ASML Holding has a 52-week low of $563.99 and a 52-week high of $1,056.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $380.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.31, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $3.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.84 by $0.54. ASML had a return on equity of 56.99% and a net margin of 27.23%. The firm had revenue of $5.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.73 billion. On average, analysts anticipate that ASML Holding will post 20.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 29th were issued a dividend of $1.343 per share. This represents a $5.37 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, April 26th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.48%.

About ASML

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ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems for chipmakers. It offers advanced semiconductor equipment systems, including lithography, metrology, and inspection systems. The company also provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture various range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.

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