Featured Stocks to Focus: ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI)

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML)

Santander Upgrades ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML)’s stock to Buy with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 10/31/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $170.89 by showing a percentage change of 1.12% from its previous day closing price of $169.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) in which Susquehanna Downgrades ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) to Neutral by settling a price target of $200 on 10/23/18. B. Riley FBR Maintains the stock to Neutral on 7/19/18 by stationing a price target of $205. Credit Suisse Maintains the company’s stock to Outperform on 7/19/18 by setting a price target of $215. BlueFin Upgrades ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) to Positive with no specific Price Target.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) currently has a consensus Price Target of $208.41. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $261 and a Low Price Target of $170.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) where 1 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 3 analysts said it’s a Buy, 2 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.22. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) reported its Actual EPS of $1.86/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) could bring EPS of $1.81/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.05 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 2.8 Percent.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has a market capitalization of 71.33 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.43 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $221.66 on 07/23/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/24/18 as $157.95. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $221.5. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.33%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -5.27% while SMA200 is -13.06%.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 13%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 16% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 22.4%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -1.69 percent while its Weekly performance value is -3.69%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -1.42 percent and -4.45 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) is 1.51. The Average Volume (3 months) is 949.76 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $1.72 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.01 Percent. ASML has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 26.31, Forward P/E of 21.25, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 22.02 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 49.1. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 28 percent.

Company Profile:

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. The company offers an integrated portfolio for manufacturing complex integrated circuits. ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services advanced systems used by customers the major global semiconductor manufacturers to create chips that power a wide array of electronic, communications and information technology products.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI)

B. Riley FBR Maintains AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI)’s stock to Neutral with the price target of $14.8. This rating was issued on 8/07/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $14.16 by showing a percentage change of -0.7% from its previous day closing price of $14.26.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) in which SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Downgrades AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) to Hold with no specific Price Target on 3/02/18. Compass Point Downgrades the stock to Neutral on 2/26/18 with no specific Price Target. JMP Securities Downgrades the company’s stock to Market Perform on 11/13/17 with no specific Price Target. FBR Capital Downgrades AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) to Neutral with no specific Price Target.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) currently has a consensus Price Target of $14.75. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $14.75 and a Low Price Target of $14.75.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) where 0 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 0 analysts said it’s a Buy, 3 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.33. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) reported its Actual EPS of $-0.58/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) could bring EPS of $0.31/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.89 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of -287.1 Percent.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) has a market capitalization of 2.8 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.43 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $14.74 on 06/18/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/27/17 as $8.80. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $14.75. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.16%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -1.82% while SMA200 is 2.73%.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.9%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at -6.4% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 8.7%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 40.62 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.6%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -1.67 percent and 49.21 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) is 3.32. The Average Volume (3 months) is 431.16 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0.68 and an annual Dividend Yield of 4.8 Percent. AFSI has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 106.47, Forward P/E of 0, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 5.05 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 0 percent.

Company Profile:

AMTRUST is a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small businesses. They offer workers’ compensation insurance, extended warranty coverage, specialty middle market property and casualty insurance and a host of related products and services.They have built a reputation as an innovative, technology driven insurance company. Their commitment to excellence is the common thread connecting each of our businesses.

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