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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: ASML Holding NV, ASML

ASML Holding NV, ASML is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Semiconductor Equipment & Materials in the sector of Technology. Based in Netherlands, ASML Holding NV, ASML  has a market cap of 42075.84. Since its IPO date on the 3/16/1995, ASML Holding NV, ASML performance year to date is 10.82%. Today ASML Holding NV, ASML has gained 2.76%, with a current price of 97.22.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 14.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.40%. Return of assets are at 9.10%, with return on investment at 14.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, ASML Holding NV, ASML is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 19.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.00%, and operating margin of 22.40%. ASML Holding NV ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year ASML Holding NV, ASML has seen a EPS growth of 17.80%. A performance for the year of -1.25%. The 52-week high is -9.05%, and the 52-week low is 27.48%. The average volume for ASML Holding NV, ASML is 587679.

With a target price of 102.45, can ASML Holding NV, ASML reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of ASML Holding NV, ASML. ASML Holding NV has a P/E of 31.95 and a forward P/E of 18.67. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1. ASML Holding NV also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.35 and 4.5 respectively. For P/cash, ASML Holding NV has a value of 12.07, while it is 28.33 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 97.22, ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.24%. We see a return on equity of 14.40%.

Looking more long-term ASML Holding NV, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 31.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 33.97% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 17.80% for this year and for the last five years a 1.20% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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