News coverage about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASML earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1787530222324 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Royal Bank of Canada Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for ASML (ASML) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bank of America Reaffirms Buy Rating for ASML (ASML) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Banco de Sabadell SA Acquires New Holdings in ASML Holding (ASML) (theinsidercarnews.com)
- Boston Common Asset Management LLC Has Lowered Its Asml Holding NVNY Registry (ASML) Holding by $8.68 Million (thecasualsmart.com)
- Stock Watch Evaluation – ASML Holding (NASDAQ: ASML) (stocktradingdesk.com)
A number of research firms recently commented on ASML. ValuEngine raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on shares of ASML to $210.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. B. Riley raised their target price on shares of ASML from $166.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Santander lowered shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $196.29.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.52. ASML had a net margin of 24.28% and a return on equity of 21.16%. The firm had revenue of $2.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.15 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 34.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that ASML will post 7.31 EPS for the current year.
ASML announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, January 17th that authorizes the company to repurchase outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a $1.7181 dividend. This is an increase from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $0.71. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 27th. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.93%.
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ASML Company Profile
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 three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.
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