Brinker Capital Inc. trimmed its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 6.1% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,219 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 337 shares during the quarter. Brinker Capital Inc.’s holdings in ASML were worth $812,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in ASML by 56.9% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 286,041 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $53,782,000 after acquiring an additional 103,681 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. raised its position in shares of ASML by 161.0% during the fourth quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 556 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $87,000 after buying an additional 343 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in shares of ASML during the third quarter valued at approximately $3,659,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department bought a new stake in shares of ASML during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $15,031,000. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of ASML during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $639,000. 16.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of ASML traded down $2.98 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $199.84. 386,890 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 745,621. The firm has a market capitalization of $83.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.14. ASML Holding NV has a 12-month low of $144.50 and a 12-month high of $221.66. The company has a current ratio of 2.78, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.
The company also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Monday, April 29th will be issued a $2.3856 dividend. This is an increase from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $1.72. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 26th. ASML’s payout ratio is presently 20.06%.
ASML has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 28th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of ASML from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of ASML to $225.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub lowered shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 30th. Finally, Liberum Capital raised shares of ASML from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $201.80.
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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 Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications.
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