Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) by 5.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 25,067 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ASML were worth $12,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ASML. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,598,274 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,242,670,000 after acquiring an additional 58,379 shares during the last quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 2.4% during the 3rd quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC now owns 4,346,427 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,605,005,000 after purchasing an additional 101,923 shares during the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of ASML by 5.6% during the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,855,198 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,880,258,000 after buying an additional 206,103 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of ASML by 1.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,887,696 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $697,070,000 after buying an additional 23,546 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in shares of ASML by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,188,038 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $579,430,000 after buying an additional 22,506 shares during the period. 17.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of ASML stock traded down $10.41 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $568.09. The stock had a trading volume of 21,468 shares, compared to its average volume of 874,042. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $549.83 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $440.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $238.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 64.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 2.92, a quick ratio of 1.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. ASML Holding has a 1 year low of $191.25 and a 1 year high of $608.71.
The firm also recently disclosed a semi-annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 4th will be given a $1.8864 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 3rd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.4%. This is a positive change from ASML’s previous semi-annual dividend of $1.41. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.40%.
Several research firms have commented on ASML. New Street Research raised shares of ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 21st. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of ASML in a research report on Thursday, January 21st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Thursday, January 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $535.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 18th. Finally, Barclays restated an “overweight” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, January 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $507.40.
ASML Company Profile
ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture variosus range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.
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