Universal Display

  • A Sharp Drop Is a Buying Opportunity for This OLED Supplier

    By Chris Lau - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, QCOM, OLED

    When a stock falls sharply in a short amount of time, it can sometimes spell opportunity. Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) dropped nearly 10% in a single day, on top of a 6.74% decline in the quarter. This happened because rumors circulated that Samsung would buy Novaled AG, a German company that is a supplier for screens used in televisions and handsets. The misunderstanding of Samsung’s intent sets up more »

  • Profiting From the Booming Smart Devices Industry

    By Piyush Arora - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, SSNLF, OLED

    According to recent reports, the smartphone industry grew by 45.1% in 2012 and is expected to grow by 44% in 2013. And thanks to the growing need for mobile devices, the tablet industry grew by 78.4% in 2012 and is expected to grow by 58.7% in 2013. Furthermore, tablet sales are estimated to surpass notebook sales by 2016. These bold projections point towards a booming industry of more »

  • The Two Growing Tech Companies Have More in Common Than You Think

    By Alexander MacLennan - June 1, 2013 | Tickers: SSNLF, TSLA, OLED

    When building a tech company, it goes without saying that the type of technology your company is based upon is key to your company’s success. But financials are also important. Without sales, revenues, and profits, there will be no funding for the development and expansion of said technology. Here we will take a look at two vastly different tech companies and see how each is funding its much larger more »

  • This Display Technology Could Be the Next Big Thing in TVs

    By Matthew Frankel - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BASFY.PK, OLED

    Generally speaking, most of your investment research time should be dedicated to long-term investments that have a track record of profitability and stability. I have always been an advocate of setting aside a small portion of your portfolio for speculative investing, say 5%-10%, depending on your particular risk tolerance. 

    By speculating, I mean investing in well-researched, legitimate (not penny stocks) companies that produce a real product and are in more »

  • 3 Stocks for the Year 2033

    By Spencer Houlihan - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, OLED, URS | Editor's Choice

    Wall Street analysts are paid to predict company sales and earnings performance, typically over the next few years. Some analysts go further, estimating financial results over the next five years, but finding an analyst to predict further into the future is rare.  

    But, with most individual investors having an investment horizon of over 20 years, we should put more emphasis on the really long-term. With this in mind, what stocks more »

  • Three Stocks to Buy for a Smart Devices Boom

    By Piyush Arora - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, SSNLF, OLED

    According to a recent report, the smartphone industry grew by nearly 45.1% over the last year, while the mobile industry almost remained flat. Smartphones are spreading almost like an epidemic in India and China, and analysts estimate smartphone shipments to grow by 44% in 2013. But smartphones aren’t alone. Tablet sales spiked by 78.4% in 2012, and analysts estimate tablet shipments could increase by 69.8% in more »

  • Three Stocks to Buy for Smart Devices Boom

    By Piyush Arora - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, SSNLF, OLED

    According to a recent report, smartphone industry grew by nearly 45.1% over the last year, while the mobile industry almost remained flat. Smartphones are spreading almost like an epidemic in India and China, and analysts estimate smartphone shipments to grow by 44% in 2013. But smartphones aren’t alone. Tablet sales spiked by 78.4% in 2012, and analysts estimate tablet shipments could increase by 69.8% in 2013 more »

  • 3 Bullish Upgrades on Thursday Worth Noting

    By Brian Nichols - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, FNSR, OLED

    Stocks can be pushed higher or lower as analysts provide their outlooks. These calls are not enough to make an investment, but should be considered as part of your research. Therefore, I am assessing a few of Thursday’s top calls, and determining if each was a good call.

    'Turnaround Story' Upgrade Moves Telecom Equipment Stock

    On Thursday, shares of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) rallied more than 10% after Deutsche Bank more »

  • When Being 'Short' Backfires!

    By Brian Nichols - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: NAV, P, SPPI, UNXL, OLED

    It Doesn’t Take Much to Reverse a Long-Term Shorted Stock

    Up until last week, Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) traded with a one-year loss of 42%. This is a stock that had seen an incredible downtrend since January 2011, and therefore had created a significant amount of short interest. Because after all, shorts want to invest in a stock that trades lower -- that’s how they make money.

    Last week more »

  • 2 Buys From a Trio of Tech Stocks Poised to Move

    By Chris Lau - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, OLED, ZNGA

    Companies exhibiting massive trading volumes are a starting point for investors looking for big stock price swings in the near-term. In the last week of Feb. 2012, tech companies representing a wide-array of sub-industries experienced higher-than-average trading volume. Investors should expect these companies to move widely in the trading sessions ahead.

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA)

    Temporary short-covering that began at the beginning of February helped push shares up over 9% in more »

  • Top Analyst Calls Worth Noting For Monday

    By Brian Nichols - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: FFIV, GLPW, SWN, OLED

    An analyst’s call can be a major catalyst for movement in a stock. In the past I have written in detail about such subjects, as a call can often create a domino effect of revised outlooks and either buying or selling of a stock. In this piece I am looking at four stocks that traded with excessive volatility thanks to the notes issued by analysts; these are all calls more »

  • LG, Samsung and Sony Enter OLED TV Market

    By Christopher DeSousa - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: AUO, LPL, SNE, OLED

    LG Electronics entered the New Year announcing the sale of its next-generation TV display — LG 55EM9700 — a 55-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV. The company's announcement concludes the race with its rival, Samsung Electronics, to determine which company will first bring OLED technology to the marketplace. 

    LG retail outlets in South Korea have started accepting pre-orders from only domestic customers for KRW 11-million (US $10,000) with shipments scheduled more »

  • The Future of Energy May Literally Be in your Child's Hand

    By John Licata - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AIXG, GTI, INTC, IBM, OLED | Editor's Choice

    Being in the research business for north of a decade, it’s always exciting for me to focus on emerging technologies and next-generation materials that could advance energy solutions and also open new doors for a variety of applications. This has me keyed up to discuss graphene, especially for the promise it holds in the future of energy conversion and storage.

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    First things first. What the heck is graphene anyway more »

  • Is This Solar Play as Cheap as it Seems?

    By Steve Symington - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: GLW, GTAT, LDK, SSNLF, TSL, OLED, YGE

    As a starting point in my continuous search for new ideas, I often look for companies with high earnings yields and great returns on invested capital.  Why?  Companies with high returns on invested capital generally possess durable competitive advantages and demonstrate a knack for creating shareholder value. When these companies also sport high earnings yields, they represent great potential opportunities for investors to beat the market.  

    Skeptical?  You don't more »

  • Should This Company Be Worried About Next-Generation Displays?

    By Steve Symington - December 1, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GLW, SSNLF, OLED

    When it comes to picking stocks, it's no coincidence many of the world's greatest investors made their names by finding stable, innovative companies which were built to last a lifetime.

    That said, few companies should know more about longevity than 161-year-old glassmaker Corning (NYSE: GLW).

    When asked in 2005 how he handles Wall Street's short-term expectations, Corning President and CEO Wendell Weeks responded with a laugh, saying more »

  • Is This Buyback a Bad Idea?

    By Steve Symington - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: NVDA, OLED, ZNGA | Editor's Choice

    I've made no secret of my general disdain for stock repurchase plans in lieu of dividends or capital appreciation through profitable growth.  

    In fact, just three weeks ago I lamented the announcement of Zynga's (NASDAQ: ZNGA) ill-advised buyback as yet another irresponsible way the company plans to quickly burn through its enviable cash pile.  In Zynga's case, I argued the money could be better put to use more »

  • LED Lamps Powering This Stock

    By Piyush Arora - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: CREE, PHG, OLED


  • Why You Should be Thankful for Impossible Expectations

    By Steve Symington - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, CMG, MAKO, NFLX, UA, OLED | Editor's Choice

    "A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped." - Marcel Proust

    Under Armour (NYSE: UA) last week reported year-over-year net revenue growth of 24% and diluted net income growth of 23%.  In addition, the company raised net revenue and operating income guidance for 2012 to meet the high end of its previous range.  For anyone keeping track, this more »

  • Now is the Perfect Time to Buy Universal Display Corporation

    By Steve Symington - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: GLW, CREE, GE, OLED

    A few weeks ago, my lips involuntarily curled upward when I stumbled upon a clip from the "Lightning Round" segment of Jim Cramer's show, "Mad Money."  In it, a viewer called to ask Cramer's opinion of Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED).  Before the caller had finished spelling "P - A - N - L", Cramer began to sigh and breathlessly rambled, "Oh man.  Nah, not a fave.  Not a fave.  This is more »

  • A Bright Future for OLED

    By Moustafa El Zanaty - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, SSNLF, OLED

    What happens to the salmon when the bears have finished battling in the river?  Hopefully for Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) it will avoid being eaten and keep moving upstream.  After the dust has cleared in the battle between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung, and the final result of Samsung’s patent loss is clear we will know the true effect on Universal Display.  As Samsung has been Universal’s biggest more »

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