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From: BeenRetired9/11/2017 6:47:58 AM
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O'fer shill ASML WAG way low...What else is new?...................................................................

Since the average miss is 40%, individual short term WAGs are meaningless. Oinked as a signal to traitors to whack the price short term. traitors live for volatility.

Reg FD CEO sandbagged when he pointed to >2X results by '20.

All the noise on AI sez next few years will be a gusher. The Promise of Dot Com Upon Us.



ASML Holding Reaches Analyst Target Price
September 08, 2017, 09:23:31 AM EDT By, BNK Invest

In recent trading, shares of ASML Holding NV (Symbol: ASML) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $158.50, changing hands for $160.86/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level. Analyst reaction may also depend on the fundamental business developments that may be responsible for driving the stock price higher - if things are looking up for the company, perhaps it is time for that target price to be raised.

There are 4 different analyst targets contributing to that average for ASML Holding NV, but the average is just that - a mathematical average. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one looking for a price of $135.00. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst has a target as high as $182.00. The standard deviation is $19.399.

But the whole reason to look at the average ASML price target in the first place is to tap into a "wisdom of crowds" effort, putting together the contributions of all the individual minds who contributed to the ultimate number, as opposed to what just one particular expert believes. And so with ASML crossing above that average target price of $158.50/share, investors in ASML have been given a good signal to spend fresh time assessing the company and deciding for themselves: is $158.50 just one stop on the way to an even higher target, or has the valuation gotten stretched to the point where it is time to think about taking some chips off the table? Below is a table showing the current thinking of the analysts that cover ASML Holding NV:

Recent ASML Analyst Ratings Breakdown
Current1 Month Ago2 Month Ago3 Month Ago
Strong buy ratings:2456
Buy ratings:0000
Hold ratings:4433
Sell ratings:0000
Strong sell ratings:0000
Average rating: 2.33 2.0 1.75 1.67

The average rating presented in the last row of the above table above is from 1 to 5 where 1 is Strong Buy and 5 is Strong Sell.

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