Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ASML (ASML) Stock Price

News stories about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4604442745209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of ASML (NASDAQ ASML) traded up $2.12 on Friday, hitting $182.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 516,070 shares, compared to its average volume of 826,300. ASML has a twelve month low of $110.30 and a twelve month high of $186.37. The firm has a market cap of $78,480.00, a P/E ratio of 32.71, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.24. ASML had a return on equity of 19.28% and a net margin of 23.81%. The business had revenue of $2.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.22 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that ASML will post 5.28 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $166.00 target price (up from $162.00) on shares of ASML in a research note on Monday, October 16th. BNP Paribas raised ASML from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on ASML from $140.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ASML has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $179.71.

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ASML 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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