News stories about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9113753016706 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Hyperion takes stake in Apollo Partners (reactionsnet.com)
- ASML International Technical Traineeship (absolventa.de)
- ASML (ASML) Rating Increased to Outperform at Royal Bank of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
- Erik Loopstra and Vadim Banine receive European Inventor Award (optics.org)
- ASML upgraded at RBC; AMAT and Lam cut (seekingalpha.com)
ASML has been the topic of several analyst reports. Santander lowered ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASML from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday. Royal Bank of Canada raised ASML from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $218.00 to $235.00 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, BidaskClub raised ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $199.86.
Shares of ASML traded up $2.14, hitting $215.89, during mid-day trading on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. 710,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 944,294. The firm has a market cap of $89.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.76, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.15. ASML has a 12-month low of $127.00 and a 12-month high of $216.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a current ratio of 2.94.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 18th. The semiconductor company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.17. ASML had a return on equity of 21.49% and a net margin of 24.30%. The company had revenue of $2.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.23 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that ASML will post 6.9 EPS for the current year.
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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