5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Universal Display

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Universal Display (Nasdaq: PANL  ) , which provides organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Universal's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Universal facts

Headquarters (founded)

Ewing, N.J. (1985)

Market Cap

$432.3 million

Industry

Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.2 million

Management

Founder/Chairman Sherwin Seligsohn
CEO Steven Abramson

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)

8.3%

Cash / Debt

$72.2 million / $0

Competitors

Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK  )
Canon (NYSE: CAJ  )

CAPS Members Bullish on PANL Also Bullish on

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )
Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG  )

CAPS Members Bearish on PANL Also Bearish on

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX  )
Palm (Nasdaq: PALM  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 714 of the 742 members who have rated Universal -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include knnryerye and All-Star TMFBreakerTAllan, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

In late April, knnryerye sheds some light-emitting diodes on the situation:

How many people have LCD or Plasma TV's? How many people have cell phones and smart phones? How many laptops and desktops are owned? Now add all those devices together and figure how many of those are replaced each year. OLED will be the next LCD and then some.

In an earlier pitch, TMFBreakerTAllan expands on Universal's intensely bright future:

OLED technology is the next standard for video screens from cell phones to laptops due to size and energy requirements. As tech goes more mobile, OLED tech will help pave the way to ever more powerful and useful devices. And beyond that, as the world goes green, OLED lighting will be a solution to energy efficiency in long lived and adjustable (intensity and color) lighting solutions. Still a high risk stock with no immediate catalysts to produce serious revenues from licensing the technology and selling the chemicals.

What do you think about Universal Display, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 135,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Universal Display and Intuitive Surgical are Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.


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