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How to buy Universal Display Corporation stock | $190.89

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Universal Display Corporation is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Universal Display Corporation shares (OLED) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Display Corporation employs 309 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$389.1 million.

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  3. Search for Universal Display Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OLED. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Universal Display Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$190.89, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Universal Display Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Universal Display Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Universal Display Corporation share price

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Universal Display Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$190.89
52-week rangeUSD$104.8457 - USD$246.9829
50-day moving average USD$226.7524
200-day moving average USD$186.7408
Wall St. target priceUSD$213
PE ratio 104.5516
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (0.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.23

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Is it a good time to buy Universal Display Corporation stock?

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Universal Display Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $190.89 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) -18.43%
3 months (2020-10-23) -1.34%
6 months (2020-07-23) 21.82%
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Universal Display Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Universal Display Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Universal Display Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Universal Display Corporation's P/E ratio

Universal Display Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 105x. In other words, Universal Display Corporation shares trade at around 105x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Universal Display Corporation's PEG ratio

Universal Display Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.897. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Universal Display Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Universal Display Corporation's EBITDA

Universal Display Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$162.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Universal Display Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Universal Display Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$389.1 million
Operating margin TTM 32.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$311.2 million
Return on assets TTM 6.9%
Return on equity TTM 12.71%
Profit margin 27.22%
Book value $18.463
Market capitalisation USD$11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Universal Display Corporation shares

There are currently 1.0 million Universal Display Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Universal Display Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Universal Display Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Universal Display Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Universal Display Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Universal Display Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Universal Display Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 188632.47706422). Universal Display Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.45. In other words for every 100,000 Universal Display Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5450 shares are currently held short.

However Universal Display Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Universal Display Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Universal Display Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Universal Display Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Universal Display Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0283% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Universal Display Corporation shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Universal Display Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Universal Display Corporation stock.

Universal Display Corporation share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.91% of net profits

Recently Universal Display Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Universal Display Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Universal Display Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Universal Display Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Universal Display Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Universal Display Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Universal Display Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Display Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.8457 up to $246.9829. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OLED.US volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Universal Display Corporation's is 1.4336. This would suggest that Universal Display Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Display Corporation overview

Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. As of February 20, 2020, it owned, exclusively licenses, or had sole rights to sublicense approximately 5,000 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company licenses and supplies its proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials to display and lighting manufacturers, and others. It is also involved in the research, development, and commercialization of other OLED device and manufacturing technologies, including FOLED that are flexible OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs on flexible substrates; OVJP, an organic vapor jet printing technology; thin-film encapsulation technology for the packaging of flexible OLEDs and other thin-film devices, as well as for use as a barrier film for plastic substrates; and UniversalP2OLED, which are printable phosphorescent OLEDs. In addition, the company provides technology development and support services, including third-party collaboration and support to third parties for the commercialization of their OLED products. Further, it provides contract research services in the areas of chemical materials synthesis research, development, and commercialization for non-OLED applications. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

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