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Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (ASML) Anymore

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we look at what those funds think of ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ASML) based on that data.

ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) has experienced a decrease in hedge fund interest lately. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL), Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW), and Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to review the new action surrounding ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ASML).

What have hedge funds been doing with ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ASML)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 31% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Fisher Asset Management, managed by Ken Fisher, holds the largest position in ASML Holding N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:ASML). According to its latest quarterly report, the fund has a $57.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Ascend Capital, managed by Malcolm Fairbairn, which holds a $47.5 million position; 1.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions include Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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