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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 852.06, and so far today it has a volume of 916300. Performance year to date since the 3/16/1995 is 18.64%.

To help you determine whether ASML Holding NV is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.2 and forward P/E is 22.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ASML Holding NV has a value for PEG of 2.09. P/S ratio is 6.56 and the P/B ratio is 4.84. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.58 and 37.2 respectively.

At the current price ASML Holding NV is trading at, 104.08 (-2.12% today), ASML Holding NV has a dividend yield of 1.16%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.04, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 30.84% after growing 17.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.70%, and 5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 427.45, and the number of shares float is 353.49. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 15.30%. The float short is 1.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.94. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.90%, 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, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.11 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, ASML Holding NV has a gross margin of 44.10%, with its operating margin at 21.80%, and ASML Holding NV has a profit margin of 19.30%.

The 52 week high is -6.72%, with 36.47% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.87%.

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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