ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) declared an annual dividend on Friday, January 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of 1.7181 per share by the semiconductor company on Wednesday, May 9th. This represents a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. This is a positive change from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $0.71.
Shares of ASML (ASML) traded up $2.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $205.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,123,103 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,234,515. The stock has a market capitalization of $88,510.00, a P/E ratio of 34.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.38 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 has a 52 week low of $119.83 and a 52 week high of $206.03.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.52. The company had revenue of $2.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.15 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 21.49% and a net margin of 24.28%. ASML’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.23 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that ASML will post 6.38 EPS for the current year.
ASML declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, January 17th that allows the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the semiconductor company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
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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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