ASML Holding NV (ASML) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.26

News articles about ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended positive on Saturday, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding NV earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $122.00 target price on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of ASML Holding NV in a research note on Sunday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ASML Holding NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of ASML Holding NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.00.

Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) traded up 0.63% on Friday, hitting $134.85. 619,247 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $132.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $119.78. ASML Holding NV has a 52-week low of $91.15 and a 52-week high of $137.27. The firm has a market cap of $57.98 billion, a PE ratio of 33.96 and a beta of 1.23.

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.13. ASML Holding NV had a return on equity of 16.76% and a net margin of 21.62%. The company had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS. ASML Holding NV’s quarterly revenue was up 45.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that ASML Holding NV will post $4.43 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 2nd were issued a dividend of $1.082 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, April 28th. ASML Holding NV’s payout ratio is presently 27.03%.

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About ASML Holding NV

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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