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Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Earnings: ASML

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With earnings on tap for Jan. 17, ASML ( ASML ) is currently approximately 4% shy of a 186.47 entry . The entry is based on a second-stage flat base .

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Earnings grew 46% last quarter, up from 34% in the prior report. Revenue also increased, from 24% to 42%.

Analysts expect EPS growth to be flat for the quarter, and 34% growth for the full year. Estimates for the full year were recently revised upward.

The company has a 94 Composite Rating and holds the No. 8 rank among its peers in the Electronics-Semiconductor Equipment industry group. Applied Materials ( AMAT ), Entegris ( ENTG ) and Lam Research ( LRCX ) are among the top 5 highly rated stocks within the group.

Note: Dates for earnings reports are subject to change. Check the company's website for any updates.

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