Today’s Research Reports on Stocks to Watch: Analog Devices and Universal Display Corporation
Shares of Analog Devices and Universal Display Corporation saw a big pop on Wednesday after Analog Devices beat Q3 Street estimates and Universal Display received a “buy” rating from Deutsche Bank and a $135 price target.
RDI Initiates Coverage on:
Analog Devices, Inc.
Universal Display Corporation
Analog Devices, Inc. shares closed up 5.24% on Wednesday with nearly 7 million shares traded. The stock was one of the most active stocks on the NASDAQ yesterday after the company beat in its third quarter financial results. The Massachusetts-based company reported earnings of $1.26 per share after being adjusted for one-time gains and costs. This was ahead of the $1.15 per share expectation that analysts had. Revenue at $1.43 billion was also slightly ahead of the $1.4 billion that the Street was waiting for. Looking ahead, the company is expecting earnings per share in the range of $1.29 to $1.43 for the current quarter. This is ahead of the Zacks consensus estimate of EPS of $1.25. Revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.45 billion to $1.55 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had called for revenue of $1.46 billion. The stock is up over 32% in last one year.
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Universal Display Corporation shares closed up 12.02% on Wednesday with about 2.53 million shares traded. The stock popped after analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on it and gave it a "buy" rating. Analysts Sidney Ho and Ross Seymore also put a $135 price target on shares which is almost a 22% premium over Tuesday’s closing price. Ho has called Universal Display a "pure play." According to Ho, the size of OLED displays is increasing. "We also think the Street does not fully appreciate that UDC’s business is tied to OLED production level rather than equipment purchases," said the firm. Deutsche Bank expects very strong growth for display equipment suppliers and OLED materials suppliers. Ho has also noted that the company is positioned to benefit from both the permeation of OLED in the Chinese smartphone market and the widely expected introduction of Apple’s first OLED iPhone next month.
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