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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 45555.51. Since its IPO date on the 3/16/1995, ASML Holding NV, ASML performance year to date is 18.31%. Today ASML Holding NV, ASML has gained -0.25%, with a current price of 103.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 15.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.00%. 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 0.28. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 19.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.40%, and operating margin of 22.90%. ASML Holding NV ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.8, while the quick ratio is 2.

For the last year ASML Holding NV, ASML has seen a EPS growth of 17.80%. A performance for the year of 13.27%. The 52-week high is -7.21%, and the 52-week low is 35.75%. The average volume for ASML Holding NV, ASML is 97875.

With a target price of 107.09, 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 33.89 and a forward P/E of 22.9. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.08. ASML Holding NV also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.83 and 4.9 respectively. For P/cash, ASML Holding NV has a value of 10.01, while it is 65.08 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 103.53, ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.16%. We see a return on equity of 14.90%.

Looking more long-term ASML Holding NV, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 26.66% 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.

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