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Is ASML Holding NV(NASDAQ: ASML), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/16/1995. ASML Holding NV is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and Technology sector. Average volume for ASML Holding NV, is 838.74, and so far today it has a volume of 926262. Performance year to date since the 3/16/1995 is 20.41%.

To help you determine whether ASML Holding NV is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.67 and forward P/E is 20.57. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ASML Holding NV has a value for PEG of 1.09. P/S ratio is 6.96 and the P/B ratio is 4.89. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.23 and 31.05 respectively.

At the current price ASML Holding NV is trading at, 107.65 (1.91% today), ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.15%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.05, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 33.65% after growing 17.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -50.40%, and -19.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 437.16, and the number of shares float is 317.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 14.10%. The float short is 1.45%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.5. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.10%, and also a return on investment of 14.70%.

The ability for ASML Holding NV, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.4, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.14 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, ASML Holding NV has a gross margin of 45.00%, with its operating margin at 22.40%, and ASML Holding NV has a profit margin of 19.80%.

The 52 week high is 1.27%, with 41.16% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.32%.

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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