Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) Share Price

Press coverage about ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASML Holding N.V. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7732215620279 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) traded down 1.84% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $165.19. 990,565 shares of the company were exchanged. ASML Holding N.V. has a one year low of $98.71 and a one year high of $168.69.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The semiconductor company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.99 billion. ASML Holding N.V. had a net margin of 23.69% and a return on equity of 18.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that ASML Holding N.V. will post $5.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ASML Holding N.V. declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, July 19th that authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research firms have weighed in on ASML. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc raised shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $130.00 to $190.00 in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML Holding N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $162.00 price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on shares of ASML Holding N.V. from $135.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective (up from $140.00) on shares of ASML Holding N.V. in a research note on Sunday, June 25th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML Holding N.V. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $164.40.

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ASML Holding N.V. Company Profile

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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