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ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 44667.53. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for ASML Holding NV is 104.13 (with a change from open of 0.88%), this in conjunction with a target price of 108.84. Volume today has so far reached 255501, with an average volume of about 835.78. The GAP for this stock, is 1.00%.

The P/E ratio is 33.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.48. The current EPS for ASML Holding NV, is 3.06, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 17.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.50%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ASML Holding NV, EPS is looking like it will grow 32.30% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 16.40%. Quarter over quarter is -2.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 1.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 15.30%. Shares outstanding is 437.06, while shares float is at a value of 353.49. Float short for ASML Holding NV is 1.05% and the short ratio is 4.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.11, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 44.10% and their operating margin is 21.80%. The profit margin is 19.30%.

ASML Holding NV has seen returns on assets of 8.90%, and on investment, 14.70%. Return on equity is 14.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.04. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.74 and Price/cash is 13.58, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 37.2.

The simple moving averages are -2.03% and 8.45% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.68% and the 52 week low is 36.54%.

ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.18%, with a current price of 104.13. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.60%. This is in an industry, Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. ASML Holding NV is based in Netherlands.

Performance in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry means that ASML Holding NV has seen performance for the past week of 0.48%, with performance for the month coming to -3.08%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.98%, and for the half year the performance is 11.45%. Volatility for this week is 1.61% and for the month this is 1.22%.

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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