Asml Holding N V (ASML) Stake Has Boosted by Waddell & Reed Financial Inc

January 25, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased its stake in Asml Holding N V (ASML) by 6.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc bought 115,829 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.28% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.01 million shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $343.60M, up from 1.89M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc who had been investing in Asml Holding N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.43B market cap company. The stock increased 1.49% or $3.01 during the last trading session, reaching $205.26. About 758,816 shares traded. ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has risen 44.52% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.82% the S&P500.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, which manages about $14.31 billion and $44.98B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 779,384 shares to 4.59M shares, valued at $221.10M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW) by 89,274 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.28 million shares, and cut its stake in Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP).

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ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. ASML Holding NV has $240.0 highest and $77 lowest target. $173.71’s average target is -15.37% below currents $205.26 stock price. ASML Holding NV had 36 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $110 target in Thursday, July 21 report. The stock of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, December 19. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Friday, August 28. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. The stock of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) earned “Buy” rating by ABN Amro on Monday, January 30. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 19 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, March 17 by RBC Capital Markets.

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