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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 46208.61. Since its IPO date on the 3/16/1995, ASML Holding NV, ASML performance year to date is 21.46%. Today ASML Holding NV, ASML has gained -0.90%, with a current price of 106.55.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 15.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.60%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, 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 0.11. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 19.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.10%, and operating margin of 21.80%. ASML Holding NV ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year ASML Holding NV, ASML has seen a EPS growth of 17.80%. A performance for the year of 20.92%. The 52-week high is -4.51%, and the 52-week low is 39.71%. The average volume for ASML Holding NV, ASML is 344900.

With a target price of 107.6, 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 34.76 and a forward P/E of 20.19. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.88. ASML Holding NV also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.76 and 4.92 respectively. For P/cash, ASML Holding NV has a value of 14, while it is 38.36 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 106.55, ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.14%. We see a return on equity of 14.10%.

Looking more long-term ASML Holding NV, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 18.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 30.85% 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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