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NASDAQ:ASML

ASML (ASML) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$879.86
-9.17 (-1.03%)
(As of 11:10 AM ET)
Today's Range
$879.26
$896.21
50-Day Range
$889.03
$1,047.39
52-Week Range
$563.99
$1,056.34
Volume
545,271 shs
Average Volume
1.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$347.18 billion
P/E Ratio
44.94
Dividend Yield
0.60%
Price Target
$1,036.00

ASML MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.79 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.7% Upside
$1,036.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.19% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.18mentions of ASML in the last 14 days
Based on 57 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
45.83%
From $20.40 to $29.75 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.90 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

165th out of 581 stocks

Special Industry Machinery, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

5th out of 13 stocks

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About ASML Stock (NASDAQ:ASML)

ASML Holding N.V. develops, manufactures, markets sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems. The company was founded in 1984 as a joint venture between Advanced Semiconductor Materials International and Phillips in order to develop lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. The company’s vision and mission is helping chipmakers advance global technology for the better of mankind, the company’s IPO was in 1995.

These systems are used to embed layer upon layer of information onto microchips using a variety of methodologies. The three main segments of ASML Holdings operations are lithography, metrology, and inspection-related systems for the memory and logic semiconductor industry. The company’s claim to fame is its ability to empower chipmakers to mass produce patterns in silicon. Two of the key areas of advancement are the resolution of projection the company is able to achieve and the size (very small) of the chips its products can make.

ASML Holding was formerly known as ASML Lithography Holding N.V. but changed its name in 2001. The company is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands and has operations in Europe, North America, Japan, China, and Taiwan among others. ASML Holdings employs more than 32,000 people including 122 nationalities working in more than 60 locations globally but the road to succes was not without difficulty. ASML Holdings nearly went out of business in the late ‘80s but an investment from Phillips board member Henk Bodt and the development of the PAS 5500 lithography system sealed the company’s fate. The PAS 5500s turned out to be such an advancement in microchip lithography there are many still in use today.

ASML is the only company currently offering Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography systems to the chipmaking industry and the technology is widely used. The lithography systems project and imprint a pattern onto the chip and then repeat the pattern over and over again building layers of patterns that drive its functionality. Because ASML Holdings technology is so widely used, it is highly likely the device you are using to read this company profile is powered by chips made with ASML devices.

The company not only provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems but it also manufactures deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion technology and dry lithography solutions to manufacture various ranges of semiconductor nodes and technologies. This is important because each layer of semiconductor patterns may require a different methodology to imprint.

In addition to lithography technology, ASML Holding also offers metrology and inspection systems to gauge and maintain the quality of production. ASML metrology tools include YieldStar optical metrology solutions which measure the quality of patterns embedded on the semiconductor wafers. ASML also offers HMI e-beam solutions that can locate and analyze production defects on individual chips.

Another of the cutting-edge services provided by the company is computational lithography and the software solutions to go along with it. Computational lithography is a science of advancing semiconductor technology and the processes behind semiconductor manufacturing and is in high demand on a global scale. Along with this, ASML has a suite of products and services for maintaining and rebuilding used semiconductor lithography equipment.

ASML Stock Price History

ASML Stock News Headlines

ASML Fires Warning Shot For Tech Investors
ASML is a leading indicator of the semiconductor industry, and its results were weak, compounded by weak net new orders and guidance that may be too optimistic.
ASML’s Earnings Could Bring The Stock to New Highs (ASML)
ASML stock is calling the shots this earnings season, with EPS projections and valuations calling for a potentially new high price for the name.
The “Perfect Storm” for Gold
Gold has already reached all-time highs, and experts believe it's not slowing down any time soon. In fact, some analysts predict a $7,000 price tag by 2025.
ASML Fires Warning Shot For Tech Investors
ASML NASDAQ: ASML struggled in Q1 and has a warning for semiconductor investors. The warning is that new orders were less strong than hoped and undercut the semiconductor industry's outlook.
ASML's Earnings Could Bring The Stock to New Highs
The semiconductor industry has become a focus of every investor portfolio in the past few months, as technology stocks have outperformed almost every other sector in the past 12 months. Led by names like Nvidia Co. NASDAQ: NVDA, the semiconductor rally has another set of lungs, one that has yet to gain the recognition it deserves.
The “Perfect Storm” for Gold
Gold has already reached all-time highs, and experts believe it's not slowing down any time soon. In fact, some analysts predict a $7,000 price tag by 2025.
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/24/2024
Today
4/19/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/7 Dividend
4/26/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/7 Dividend
4/26/2024
Dividend Payable
5/07/2024
Dividend Payable
5/07/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/17/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ASML
Employees
42,416
Year Founded
1984

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$1,036.00
High Stock Price Target
$1,150.00
Low Stock Price Target
$878.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+16.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.79
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$8.48 billion
Pretax Margin
32.96%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$29.82 billion
Cash Flow
$21.41 per share
Book Value
$36.90 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$350.80 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.48

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Should I Buy ASML Stock? ASML Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in ASML Holding:

  • ASML Holding has shown strong stock performance, with a one year high of $1,056.34, indicating potential for capital appreciation.
  • The company operates in various regions globally, diversifying its revenue streams and reducing geographical risk.
  • ASML Holding offers advanced semiconductor equipment systems, positioning itself at the forefront of technological innovation in the industry.
  • Recent quarterly earnings data showed ASML exceeding analysts' consensus estimates, reflecting strong financial performance.
  • With a market cap of $382.94 billion, ASML Holding is a significant player in the semiconductor equipment sector, indicating stability and market influence.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in ASML Holding for these reasons:

  • The stock has a relatively high PE ratio of 45.12, which may indicate that the stock is currently overvalued compared to its earnings.
  • ASML Holding's beta of 1.49 suggests higher volatility compared to the market average, potentially leading to greater price fluctuations.
  • ASML Holding's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34 may raise concerns about the company's financial leverage and ability to manage debt effectively.
  • The P/E/G ratio of 2.34 indicates that the stock may be considered expensive relative to its growth prospects, potentially limiting upside potential.
  • Investors should consider the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, which can impact ASML Holding's performance during industry downturns.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these ASML pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

ASML Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell ASML stock right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for ASML in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 9 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ASML shares.
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What is ASML's stock price target for 2024?

14 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for ASML's stock. Their ASML share price targets range from $878.00 to $1,150.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $1,036.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have ASML shares performed in 2024?

ASML's stock was trading at $756.92 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, ASML shares have increased by 16.3% and is now trading at $880.35.
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Are investors shorting ASML?

ASML saw a drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 759,400 shares, a drop of 9.0% from the March 15th total of 834,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,210,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days. Currently, 0.2% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is ASML's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 17th 2024.
View our ASML earnings forecast
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How were ASML's earnings last quarter?

ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 24th. The semiconductor company reported $5.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.12 by $0.48. The semiconductor company had revenue of $7.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.34 billion. ASML had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 59.10% and a net margin of 27.23%.

How often does ASML pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for ASML?

ASML announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 18th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th will be given a dividend of $1.343 per share on Tuesday, May 7th. This represents a $5.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 26th.
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Is ASML a good dividend stock?

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) pays an annual dividend of $5.29 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 27.02%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ASML will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.78% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ASML.

What guidance has ASML issued on next quarter's earnings?

ASML issued an update on its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 17th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.2 billion-$6.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.9 billion.

What is Robert P. Akins' approval rating as ASML's CEO?

147 employees have rated ASML Chief Executive Officer Robert P. Akins on Glassdoor.com. Robert P. Akins has an approval rating of 73% among the company's employees. 78.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at ASML to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of ASML own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other ASML investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), PayPal (PYPL), Alibaba Group (BABA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Walt Disney (DIS), Salesforce (CRM), Intel (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Who are ASML's major shareholders?

ASML's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.02%), Global Assets Advisory LLC (0.01%), Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.01%), Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. (0.01%) and Thomasville National Bank (0.01%).

How do I buy shares of ASML?

Shares of ASML stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does ASML have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of ASML: ASML (Shanghai) Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd., ASML (Shanghai) Lithography Facilities Science and Technology Co. Ltd., ASML (UK) Ltd., ASML Belgium BV, ASML Berlin GmbH, ASML Equipment Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., ASML France S.a.r.l., ASML Germany GmbH, ASML Global Inc., ASML Hong Kong Logistic Services Ltd., ASML Hong Kong Ltd., ASML Ireland Ltd., ASML Israel (2001) Ltd., ASML Italy S.r.l., ASML Japan Co. Ltd., ASML Korea Co. Ltd., ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Participations Germany GmbH, ASML Repair Center Korea Ltd., ASML Singapore Pte. Ltd., ASML Systems B.V., ASML Taiwan Ltd., ASML Technology Taiwan Ltd., ASML Trading B.V., ASML US LLC, ASML US LP, ASML Verwaltungs GmbH, Berliner Glas, Brion Technologies, Brion Technologies (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., Cymer B.V., Cymer Japan Inc., Cymer Korea Inc., Cymer LLC., Cymer Semiconductor Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Cymer Singapore Pte Ltd., Cymer Southeast Asia Ltd., Hermes Microvision (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Hermes Microvision Co. Ltd., Hermes Microvision Inc, Hermes Microvision Inc., Hermes Microvision Incorporated B.V., MaskTools, Silicon Valley Group, and Wijdeven-Motion Business.
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This page (NASDAQ:ASML) was last updated on 4/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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