Media headlines about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ASML earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.628930299274 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Sizing Up EPS Growth & Performance on Shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) – Saline News (salinenews.com)
- Capital World Investors Has Lifted Asml Holding Nv (Usd) (ASML) Position by $60.35 Million; Market Valuation Rose – NMSU Hеrаld (nmsuherald.com)
- ASML publishes Agenda Annual General Meeting of Shareholders … – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
- Noteworthy ETF Outflows: SMH, TSM, ASML, AMAT – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Featured Volatile Stock – ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
Shares of ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) traded up $3.51 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $211.53. 733,383 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,010,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 1.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $91,740.00, a PE ratio of 34.79, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.15. ASML has a twelve month low of $123.86 and a twelve month high of $213.60.
The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be issued a dividend of $1.7181 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. This is a boost from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $0.71. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 27th. ASML’s payout ratio is presently 18.26%.
ASML declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, January 17th that authorizes the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
A number of brokerages recently commented on ASML. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on shares of ASML to $210.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. B. Riley raised their price target on shares of ASML from $166.00 to $200.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of ASML from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. ASML has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $196.29.
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.
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