ASML stock: buy or sell?

ASML stock price: $252.62 -8.44% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


After climbing for 4 days, Friday ASML plunged a scary -8.44%, closing at $252.62. On Mar/26 ASML climbed a dazzling 5.01%.

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia.

Should I buy ASML stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with ASML stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean ASML will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is ASML stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ASML stock for the last month.

ASML stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting a dazzling 5.01% on Mar 26th, ASML closed yesterday at $252.62 and plunged a scary -8.44%.

After climbing for 4 days, Friday ASML plunged a scary -8.44%, closing at $252.62. In this session, ASML stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On February/14, ASML hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $318.37 recorded on Feb/13. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ASML stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a dreadful -18.90% in a week last week, ASML closed this week at $252.62 and rocketed an extraordinary 16.90%.

Not so far away is the last price record ASML marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 20.86%. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late April 2019, ASML price climbed $46.32 per share (22.45%).

ASML stock chart (weekly)

ASML stock price history

ASML stock went public on March 15th, 1995 with a price of $1.211. Since then, ASML stock grew a 20,777.70%, with a yearly average of 831.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in ASML stock in 1995, it would worth $207,777.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

ASML stock historical price chart

ASML stock reached all-time highs on February 14th with a price of $319.22.

ASML stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' ASML stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price prediction for ASML stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, ASML presented its financial report, posting a slightly fine growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts expected $2.04 per share, but ASML posted $2.12.
ASML earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an outstanding increase of 20.89% to $10,944.00 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed stable a 0.04% to 23.62%.

ASML annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$5,250 M-$1,190 M22.7%-
2014$7,085 M34.95%$1,448 M20.4%21.65%
2015$6,287 M-11.25%$1,387 M22.1%-4.18%
2016$6,795 M8.07%$1,472 M21.7%6.11%
2017$9,053 M33.23%$2,135 M23.6%45.07%
2018$10,944 M20.89%$2,585 M23.6%21.08%

Quarterly financial results

ASML reported $3,142.50 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 13.20% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $768.30 M with a profit margin of 24.45%. Profit margin remained constant a -0.05% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 24.50%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, ASML sales marked a slightly good growth and appreciated a 2.24%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, ASML posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
ASML quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,100 M-$476 M22.6%-
2017-Q3$2,450 M16.67%$575 M23.5%20.86%
2017-Q4$3,074 M25.46%$792 M25.8%37.78%
2018-Q1$2,285 M-25.66%$557 M24.4%-29.63%
2018-Q2$2,740 M19.93%$580 M21.2%4.02%
2018-Q3$2,776 M1.30%$680 M24.5%17.32%
2018-Q4$3,143 M13.20%$768 M24.4%12.97%
2019-Q1$2,229 M-29.07%$343 M15.4%-55.30%

ASML ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

ASML shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.00% of all shares.

In case of ASML stock, 18.65% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for ASML stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to ASML:

Market cap$107.5 B
Total shares425.7 M
Float shares419.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)18.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

ASML summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$251.81 - $263.71
Previous close$275.90
Session gain-8.44%
Average true range$24.84
50d mov avg$282.24
100d mov avg$282.52
200d mov avg$255.57
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

ASML performance

To better understand ASML performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for ASML stock.
ASML -14.85%4.10%36.50%

ASML competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as ASML competitor. This doesn't mean ASML does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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