Bank of Montreal Can decreased its holdings in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 9.4% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 13,518 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,405 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in ASML were worth $2,103,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of ASML. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of ASML by 259.6% during the 4th quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $50,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the period. Moody National Bank Trust Division bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $63,000. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of ASML by 564.0% during the 4th quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 737 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 626 shares during the period. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of ASML during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $175,000. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its stake in shares of ASML by 45.2% during the 4th quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,629 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $241,000 after acquiring an additional 507 shares during the period. 15.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
ASML stock opened at $178.52 on Tuesday. ASML Holding NV has a 1-year low of $144.50 and a 1-year high of $221.66. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The company has a market capitalization of $77.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.12.
The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 29th will be paid a $2.3856 dividend. This represents a yield of 1%. This is an increase from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 26th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is presently 20.06%.
ASML has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st. Santander upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Liberum Capital upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. UBS Group downgraded ASML from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $200.00 price objective (down from $240.00) on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $204.80.
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ASML Company 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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