Media stories about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7419784765172 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Technical Indicators under Review – ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- Teledyne to Produce Consumables for Extreme Ultraviolet … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Stocks Buzz: Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE:TPX), ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Technical Indicators under Review – ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ … – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- ASML Holding NV (ASML) – Lookout Watch List stock – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
ASML stock opened at $213.73 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $90,863.76, a P/E ratio of 38.93, a PEG ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.15. ASML has a twelve month low of $126.03 and a twelve month high of $216.00. The company has a current ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.
The business also recently announced 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 is a boost 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 payout ratio is currently 20.22%.
ASML declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, January 17th that authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
Several equities research analysts have commented on ASML shares. Credit Suisse Group upgraded ASML from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. BidaskClub upgraded ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $166.00 price objective on shares of ASML in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on ASML to $210.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. ASML currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $196.29.
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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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