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What: Shares of Universal Display
So what: Hurt largely by a 45% spike in operating costs, Universal Display posted an adjusted first-quarter loss of $0.31 per share, versus the average analyst estimate of only a $0.03 per-share loss. The shares had been on a huge tear over the past year as strong top-line growth fueled ever-increasing earnings expectations, so it's no surprise that Mr. Market is punishing Universal Display particularly hard for today's miss.
Now what: I'd look into this plunge as a possible opportunity to pounce. While the quarter certainly left much to be desired, the stock remains an exciting long-term play on the high-growth, fundamentally improving OLED industry. More importantly, with positive cash flows, a debtless balance sheet, and still-rapidly growing revenues, Universal Display seems like a relatively safe way to do it.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Universal Display is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.