Chicago Capital LLC Grows Position in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML)

Chicago Capital LLC boosted its stake in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLFree Report) by 2.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 51,699 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,229 shares during the quarter. ASML comprises 1.4% of Chicago Capital LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. Chicago Capital LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $39,132,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ASML. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. lifted its position in ASML by 14.6% during the first quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 229,923 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $153,573,000 after buying an additional 29,290 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL lifted its position in ASML by 5.5% during the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 6,391 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $4,230,000 after buying an additional 336 shares in the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers lifted its position in ASML by 13.3% during the first quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 4,266 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,849,000 after buying an additional 502 shares in the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. acquired a new position in ASML during the first quarter valued at approximately $264,000. Finally, Dakota Wealth Management lifted its position in ASML by 35.2% during the first quarter. Dakota Wealth Management now owns 426 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $284,000 after buying an additional 111 shares in the last quarter. 26.07% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Analyst Ratings Changes

ASML has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HSBC initiated coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Raymond James boosted their target price on shares of ASML from $850.00 to $1,000.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company boosted their target price on shares of ASML from $950.00 to $1,050.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $962.60.

Read Our Latest Stock Report on ASML

ASML Stock Up 2.3 %

ASML stock opened at $992.95 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.50 and a quick ratio of 0.96. ASML Holding has a 1-year low of $563.99 and a 1-year high of $1,056.34. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $933.52 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $757.65. The firm has a market cap of $391.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.16, a PEG ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 1.49.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The semiconductor company reported $5.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.12 by $0.48. ASML had a net margin of 28.44% and a return on equity of 68.32%. The firm had revenue of $7.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.34 billion. Research analysts predict that ASML Holding will post 20.48 EPS for the current year.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 29th will be given a dividend of $1.343 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 26th. This represents a $5.37 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.54%. ASML’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.59%.

About ASML

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ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems for chipmakers. It offers advanced semiconductor equipment systems, including lithography, metrology, and inspection systems. The company also provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture various range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.

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