ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) Shares Sold by Virtu Financial LLC

Virtu Financial LLC cut its stake in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLFree Report) by 79.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,493 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 5,802 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,130,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Townsquare Capital LLC boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 11.5% in the third quarter. Townsquare Capital LLC now owns 8,516 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $5,013,000 after acquiring an additional 881 shares in the last quarter. Savoie Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of ASML in the third quarter valued at approximately $14,658,000. International Assets Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 48,040.7% in the fourth quarter. International Assets Investment Management LLC now owns 245,999 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $186,202,000 after acquiring an additional 245,488 shares in the last quarter. CenterBook Partners LP boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 69.2% in the third quarter. CenterBook Partners LP now owns 11,529 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $6,787,000 after acquiring an additional 4,716 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Griffin Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of ASML by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Griffin Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,608 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $14,842,000 after acquiring an additional 1,661 shares in the last quarter. 26.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

ASML Trading Down 2.4 %

ASML stock traded down $24.81 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $1,027.90. The stock had a trading volume of 1,047,213 shares, compared to its average volume of 956,468. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $947.08 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $882.69. ASML Holding has a twelve month low of $563.99 and a twelve month high of $1,077.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market cap of $405.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.50, a PEG ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 1.49.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 17th. The semiconductor company reported $3.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.84 by $0.54. ASML had a net margin of 27.23% and a return on equity of 56.99%. The company had revenue of $5.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.73 billion. Equities analysts anticipate that ASML Holding will post 20.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 29th were given a $1.343 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, April 26th. This represents a $5.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.52%. ASML’s payout ratio is 32.53%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein reduced their target price on shares of ASML from $1,072.00 to $1,052.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 12th. Redburn Atlantic upgraded shares of ASML from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Wells Fargo & Company raised their target price on shares of ASML from $1,050.00 to $1,150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. HSBC assumed coverage on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of ASML in a report on Tuesday, April 16th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $1,036.00.

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About ASML

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ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems for chipmakers. It offers advanced semiconductor equipment systems, including lithography, metrology, and inspection systems. The company also provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture various range of semiconductor nodes and technologies.

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