How to buy ASML Holding shares

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ASML Holding N.V is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. ASML Holding shares (ASML.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ASML Holding employs 26,614 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $236.2 billion.

How to buy shares in ASML Holding

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ASML in this case.
  5. Research ASML Holding shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your ASML Holding shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

ASML Holding share price

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ASML Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$189.5555 - $573.8
50-day moving average $494.4033
200-day moving average $410.6569
Wall St. target price$519
PE ratio 81.8293
Dividend yield $2.85 (0.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.959
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
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Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy ASML Holding stock?

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Is ASML Holding under- or over-valued?

Valuing ASML Holding stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ASML Holding's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ASML Holding's P/E ratio

ASML Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, ASML Holding shares trade at around 82x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

ASML Holding's PEG ratio

ASML Holding's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3383. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ASML Holding's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ASML Holding financials

Gross profit TTM $6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.15%
Return on equity TTM 26.86%
Profit margin 25.42%
Book value $30.625
Market capitalisation $236.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell ASML Holding shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ASML.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.1 million ASML Holding shares held short by investors – that's known as ASML Holding's "short interest". This figure is 2% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ASML Holding shares can be evaluated.

ASML Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ASML Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ASML Holding shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ASML Holding shares traded daily (recently around 566016.58291457). ASML Holding's SIR currently stands at 1.99. In other words for every 100,000 ASML Holding shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1990 shares are currently held short.

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ASML Holding.

Find out more about how you can short ASML Holding stock.

ASML Holding share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.08% of net profits

Recently ASML Holding has paid out, on average, around 22.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ASML Holding shareholders could enjoy a 0.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ASML Holding's case, that would currently equate to about $2.85 per share.

While ASML Holding's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ASML Holding is investing more in its future growth.

ASML Holding's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ASML Holding's shares ever split?

ASML Holding's shares were split on a 77:100 basis on 29 November 2012. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 77 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ASML Holding shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 29.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for ASML Holding shares which in turn could have impacted ASML Holding's share price.

ASML Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ASML Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $189.5555 up to $573.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASML.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ASML Holding's is 0.883. This would suggest that ASML Holding's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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ASML Holding overview

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems for memory and logic chipmakers. The company provides extreme ultraviolet lithography systems; and deep ultraviolet lithography systems comprising immersion and dry lithography solutions to manufacture variosus range of semiconductor nodes and technologies. It also offers metrology and inspection systems, including YieldStar optical metrology solutions to measure the quality of patterns on the wafers; and HMI e-beam solutions to locate and analyze individual chip defects. In addition, the company provides computational lithography and software solutions to create applications that enhance the setup of the lithography system; and mature products and services that refurbish used lithography equipment and offers associated services. It operates in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China, the Netherlands, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the United States, and reat of Asia. The company was formerly known as ASM Lithography Holding N.V. and changed its name to ASML Holding N.V. in 2001. ASML Holding N.V. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

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