Earnings from ASML Holding N.V. [ASML] are scheduled on April 21, 2021, before the market opens. It is expected that the company will report strong earnings for the quarter ending Mar 2021.
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ASML Stock Earnings Outlook For The Current Quarter
The consensus estimates for the quarter suggest that the company would earn $3.02 per share on revenue of $4.6B. Taking a look at the future, the company is projected to report revenue of $4.89B at an earnings per share of $3.83 for the Jun 2021 quarter. The estimates represent year-over-year improvements of 12.70% in revenue and 21.03% in earnings per share for the company.
ASML Stock Earnings Forecast For The Current Year
For the full financial year, ASML Holding N.V. [NASDAQ:ASML] is forecasted to generate revenue of $18.64B. The figure is about $4.66 billion above what the company actually reported for the fiscal year 2020. In terms of EPS, it is estimated to be $11.85 in 2021, which is $3.37 higher than the figure in FY20. Based on current estimates, earnings are expected to grow 39.70% this year, 21.10% next year, and 22.70% annually over the next five years. With regard to sales, forecasts suggest an incline of 33.40% in current fiscal year and 12.70% over following year.
ASML Stock Price Performance
At the close of Tuesday’s session, ASML Holding N.V. [NASDAQ:ASML] finished down -2.09% at $616.94. The stock’s highest single-day price was $627.79, and its lowest was $612.78. Its price fall -1.94% in the last five days. Since the beginning of the year, ASML Holding N.V.’s shares are up nearly 26.49%. However, the share price is -5.52% below its one year high. The top price reached by the shares of the company was $653.00 on 04/05/21, while the 52-week low came on 01/06/21, when the shares were $489.74. In the past year, shares of the company have risen 111.59%. At 50 days, the moving average achieved is $584.58 while at 200 days, the moving average is $460.89. There were 0.99 million shares traded in the last session, up from 0.61 million in the previous session.
ASML Holding N.V. [NASDAQ:ASML] Stock Valuation Metrics
With a prevailing 12-month PE ratio of 60.73, ASML Holding N.V. [ASML] does not qualify as a good candidate for the list of underestimated low-priced stocks that should be purchased sooner rather than later. By this measure, the company’s stock is trading at a premium to the industry average of 34.16 times trailing earnings. Investors may find it helpful to look at historical price-sales ratios, and in the case of this stock, 15.21 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. This is above the average return 3.10 for the industry, which means ASML offers an unattractive investment opportunity than its competitors do.
ASML Share Price Support And Resistance Levels
Based on the daily chart, the immediate backing lies around the 616.94 level, and the violation of this level will cause a further drop to 610.55 level. At the upper end, 640.57 remains a key resistance. As the stock increases, it may find resistance at 634.18. In the 14-day chart, the Relative Strength Index standing at 52.77 suggests a technical neutral stance while the MACD standing at -1.16 indicates price will decrease in the next trading period. Stochastic %K at 57.34% suggests holding the stock while Percent R indicator at 75.44% suggests bearish price movement.
How much is the short interest in ASML Holding N.V.?
There have been a drop in short interest in the ASML Holding N.V. Financial stock, with short interest up by 0.24 million shares to 1.07 million shares on Feb 25, 2021. According to data provided by Yahoo Finance, the short interest on Mar 30, 2021 stood at 1.31 million shares. This -22.43% decrease suggests some bullish sentiment was experienced by the stock.
How do analysts view ASML Holding N.V.?
In regard to the share price forecast for ASML Holding N.V. stock, the analysts, as surveyed by FactSet, forecast the price to reach $632.50 in the next twelve months, representing almost an 2.46% growth from its recent price of $616.94. Among ASML Holding N.V. stock projections, $806.00 is the highest analyst target for the stock, while $520.00 is the lowest. Despite this, 32 analysts who share their consensus rating for ASML in 2021 agree that the stock is an Overweight. The latest rating change took place on 4/16/21, when Wells Fargo Ratings launched coverage of the stock at “Overweight” and assigned a price target of $750.0.