Voya Financial Advisors Inc. Increases Position in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML)


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Voya Financial Advisors Inc. grew its stake in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) by 15.4% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 1,541 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 206 shares during the quarter. Voya Financial Advisors Inc.’s holdings in ASML were worth $755,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ASML. Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its stake in ASML by 216.8% during the 4th quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,440,492 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $702,557,000 after buying an additional 985,753 shares during the last quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC grew its stake in ASML by 76.1% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC now owns 880,744 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $429,556,000 after buying an additional 380,581 shares during the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in ASML by 5.6% during the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,855,198 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,880,258,000 after purchasing an additional 206,103 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in ASML during the 4th quarter valued at about $86,532,000. Finally, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD grew its stake in ASML by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 10,890,166 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $5,304,856,000 after purchasing an additional 117,399 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 17.88% of the company’s stock.

Shares of ASML stock opened at $626.56 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $263.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 70.09, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 1.06. ASML Holding has a fifty-two week low of $272.01 and a fifty-two week high of $653.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 1.99 and a current ratio of 2.92. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $574.54 and a 200 day moving average of $484.36.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 19th. The semiconductor company reported $3.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.05 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $3.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.73 billion. ASML had a return on equity of 25.91% and a net margin of 24.30%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.70 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that ASML Holding will post 9.34 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a semi-annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 4th will be paid a $1.8864 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 3rd. This is a boost from ASML’s previous semi-annual dividend of $1.41. This represents a yield of 0.4%. ASML’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.40%.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. DZ Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a research note on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “hold” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, January 21st. UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Thursday, January 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Friday, January 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $507.40.

About ASML

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography, metrology, and inspection related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company 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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