ASML Holding NV (ASML) Plans Dividend Increase – $1.72 Per Share

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 has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. B. Riley increased their price target on ASML from $166.00 to $200.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on ASML from $140.00 to $152.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on ASML to $210.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $210.00 target price on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised ASML from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $201.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $196.29.

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.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “ASML Holding NV (ASML) Plans Dividend Increase – $1.72 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark and copyright laws. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3146282/asml-holding-nv-asml-plans-dividend-increase-1-72-per-share.html.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for ASML Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for ASML and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Latest News

How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back


© 2006-2018 Ticker Report. Google+.