15,460 Shares in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) Acquired by Banco Santander S.A.

Banco Santander S.A. acquired a new position in ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASMLGet Rating) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 15,460 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,327,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC lifted its position in ASML by 31.4% in the 4th quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 10,153 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $8,083,000 after buying an additional 2,425 shares in the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in ASML by 1.1% in the 4th quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 1,539 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,228,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC purchased a new stake in ASML in the 4th quarter worth approximately $805,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. lifted its position in ASML by 5.6% in the 4th quarter. Centaurus Financial Inc. now owns 775 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $617,000 after buying an additional 41 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its position in ASML by 15.6% in the 4th quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 2,284 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $1,818,000 after buying an additional 309 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 25.91% of the company’s stock.

ASML Stock Performance

NASDAQ:ASML opened at $577.31 on Friday. ASML Holding has a 1 year low of $412.67 and a 1 year high of $895.93. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $512.23 and its 200 day simple moving average is $584.24. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $236.57 billion, a PE ratio of 33.20, a PEG ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.30.

ASML Cuts Dividend

The company also recently announced a semi-annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 12th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th will be paid a $1.3991 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 4th. This represents a yield of 1.2%. ASML’s payout ratio is presently 13.69%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

ASML has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company cut their target price on shares of ASML from $750.00 to $600.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of ASML from $925.00 to $794.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their price target on shares of ASML from €475.00 ($489.69) to €525.00 ($541.24) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Piper Sandler cut their price target on shares of ASML from €767.00 ($790.72) to €630.00 ($649.48) in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on shares of ASML from €960.00 ($989.69) to €920.00 ($948.45) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, ASML presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $747.91.

ASML Profile

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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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