|Bid||175.50 x 800|
|Ask||193.70 x 800|
|Day's Range||183.50 - 185.09|
|52 Week Range||144.50 - 221.66|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.49|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.72 (0.93%)|
|1y Target Est||219.00|
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shares traded at a seven-week high Friday after guiding toward stronger second-half sales, alongside wider company cost cuts, following weaker-than-expected second quarter earnings. Western Digital said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in December, its fiscal second quarter, came in at $1.45 per share, down more than 63% from the same period last year and 6 cents shy of the consensus forecast. Revenues fell 21% to $4.23 billion, essentially in-line with Street forecasts, and said third quarter earnings and sales would also miss estimates.
Lam Research stock rose Thursday after the chip-equipment maker posted better-than-expected December-quarter results Wednesday. Lam also authorized a $5 billion buyback.
BEIJING/SEOUL/PARIS (Reuters) - Sombre results from chipmakers SK Hynix Inc and Texas Instruments Inc, on the heels of warnings from tech behemoths Samsung and Apple, indicate more gloom for the sector as China's economy slows to its weakest in decades. The world's No.2 memory chipmaker, which depends on China for more than a third of its revenue, also said it plans to spend 40 percent less on buying chip equipment this year. Texas Instruments (TI), supplier of touchscreen controllers, power-management chips and a control device for Apple's iPhones and iPads, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, but its revenue missed estimates.
Investing.com - European chipmakers were among the strongest performers in midday trade on Thursday, as upbeat fourth-quarter earnings from STMicroelectronics (PA:STM) boosted the sector.
European shares were sluggish on Wednesday as a batch of poor corporate updates added to worries about a global growth slowdown and China-U.S. trade negotiations. The STOXX 600 ended down 0.1 percent, having wavered in and out negative territory throughout the session. After hitting two-year lows last month, the STOXX 600 has regained some ground so far this year with investors lured back by cheap valuations, although uncertainties remain over how long the rebound could last.
ASML Holding NV, a major supplier to the world's largest computer chipmakers, said sales would be weak in the first quarter as some of its customers had delayed orders into the second half of the year. The chip equipment maker's update comes after clients Samsung Electronics, the world's largest chipmaker and TSMC, the world's largest maker of chips to order, signalled weakness in memory chip prices and in demand for logic chips used in high end mobile phones. "The full year is going to be good, but the first quarter is going to be light," CEO Peter Wennink said in a statement.
On a per-share basis, the Veldhoven, Netherlands-based company said it had net income of $2.12. The equipment supplier to semiconductor makers posted revenue of $3.59 billion in the period. For the year, ...
VELDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - ASML (ASML.AS), a major supplier to the world's largest computer chipmakers, expects to deliver 30 of its high-end lithography machines in 2019, its chief executive said ...
shares fell sharply in Amsterdam Wednesday after the semiconductor supplier cautioned that delayed orders and swelling inventories would hit first quarter sales, echoing concerns for the sector as chip prices fall and smartphone demand wanes. "Our customers responded late in Q4 to slowing demand in their end-markets by delaying deliveries of some of our litho systems from the first half of 2019 into the second half, in order to balance supply and demand," said ASML CEO Peter Wennink.
ASML Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink said in Bloomberg TV interview that the mobile phone market “is not where I believe the biggest growth areas of the semiconductor market is," saying he instead sees growth in server parks, cloud and data processing in the cloud. Key InsightsThe Veldhoven, Netherlands-based company predicts sales of 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion) for the first quarter, compared with an average analyst estimate of 2.73 billion euros. ASML expects first-quarter sales to be adversely impacted by roughly 300 million euros.This should be largely recovered in the second quarter, with the remainder expected to be recovered in the second half of 2019, ASML said.ASML forecasts a gross margin of about 40 percent in the first quarter of the year, trailing the average estimate for 47.3 percent.Over Q4 there were five new orders for its latest lithography machines.It reached an initial settlement on a yearlong infringement court case with Nikon Corp. over patents for lithography equipment and digital cameras, costing the company 131 million euros on gross margin in 2018.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.4 percent. Technology shares were the worst performers, down 1.5 percent, followed by the auto and parts sector. Europe’s largest semiconductor gear-maker ASML Holding NV now forecasts sales below analyst estimates, providing yet another reason for investors to watch for stock movements in the chip sector.
January 23, 2019 - Nikon Corporation ("Nikon") (7731.T), ASML Holding N.V. ("ASML") (ASML) and Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH ("Zeiss") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to a comprehensive settlement of all legal proceedings over patents for lithography equipment and digital cameras. The Memorandum of Understanding is a binding agreement that concerns all pending disputes between Nikon, ASML and Zeiss in Europe, Japan and the United States, including at the U. S. International Trade Commission. The three companies expect to execute a definitive settlement and cross-license agreement and dismiss all legal proceedings between the parties in February 2019. The terms of the Memorandum include a payment to Nikon by ASML and Zeiss of a total of EUR 150 million (approximately 19.0 billion Japanese Yen*). Furthermore, the cross-license agreement contemplated by the Memorandum includes mutual royalty payments of 0.8% over the sales of immersion lithography systems for 10 years from the signature date of the parties` definitive agreement.
ASML expects sales growth in 2019 despite challenging environment and proposes to raise dividend by 50% VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, January 23, 2019 - ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) today publishes its 2018 ...
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A Wall Street firm named chipmaker Xilinx one of its "top five ideas for 2019" in the semiconductor sector. It also raised its price-target on Xilinx stock. Other top picks included Nvidia and ASML.
Shares of Lam Research Corp. are down 2.5% in premarket trading Wednesday, after Micron Technology Inc. delivered a disappointing outlook for the February quarter and discussed a capital-expenditure cut for the upcoming calendar year. "Micron confirms a deep near-term Memory spending trough," wrote B. Riley analyst Craig Ellis. "As feared, end market weakness was extensive outside auto and industrial." He said that the outlook from Micron "adds to 1H19 revenue-estimate concerns" at Applied Materials Inc. and Lam Research, both of which are "memory-levered." Shares of ASML Holding NV are also down about 2% in premarket trading. They've fallen 6.5% so far this year, while Lam shares have dropped 17% and Applied Materials shares have plunged 35%. The S&P 500 has lost 4.8% in that time.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today upgraded the senior unsecured ratings of ASML Holding N.V. ("ASML") to A3 from Baa1. The upgrade to A3 reflects the improved visibility regarding the successful commercial roll-out of its next-generation lithography technology: extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV). The EUV technology will significantly improve productivity and cost efficiency of ASML's customers.