Janus Henderson Group PLC lessened its stake in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 17.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,556,600 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 317,765 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 0.37% of ASML worth $292,720,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of ASML. FMR LLC boosted its stake in ASML by 21.2% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,269,181 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $508,750,000 after purchasing an additional 572,053 shares during the period. WCM Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ASML during the 4th quarter valued at $427,419,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 2,389,137 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $371,798,000 after buying an additional 76,994 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 22.6% during the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 687,570 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $107,000,000 after buying an additional 126,878 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of ASML by 17.4% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 340,548 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $52,997,000 after buying an additional 50,588 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 16.30% of the company’s stock.
ASML traded down $0.82 during trading on Friday, hitting $189.80. The stock had a trading volume of 413,456 shares, compared to its average volume of 722,744. The company has a market capitalization of $80.69 billion, a PE ratio of 26.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.17. ASML Holding NV has a 12 month low of $144.50 and a 12 month high of $221.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 2.78 and a quick ratio of 1.87.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.89. ASML had a net margin of 23.66% and a return on equity of 22.70%. The firm had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.10 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.26 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that ASML Holding NV will post 7.1 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on ASML. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, April 18th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of ASML from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Liberum Capital upgraded shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $201.80.
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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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.
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