Curious Investors Should Take a Look at This Small Cap Stock: Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED)

Bargain stock hunters have honed in their attention of late on shares of Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED).  The stock is currently valued at $197.80 after moving 1.51% in the most recent session and 12.07% over the past 5 trading days.  Given that the stock is priced cheaply, let’s take a look and see if there is any value here.

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. Even when expectations are met as predicted, the market may decide to move otherwise. This can cause uncertainty and second guessing. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Over the past week, Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) shares have performed 12.07%. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 51.92%. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 71.11%. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 14.57%.

Let’s take a quick look at some possible support and resistence levels for the stock. According to a recent spotcheck, company
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) have been seen trading -0.25% away from the 50- day high. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 45.01% away from the 50-day low price. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading -0.25% off the 52-week high and 252.27% away from the 52-week low.

EPS 

EPS is a portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share.  It acts as an indicator of a company’s profitability.  EPS is considered to be the single most important variable in determining a the price of a share.  Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED)’s EPS growth this year is 234.20% and their trailing 12-month EPS is 2.09.  As such, analysts can estimate Universal Display Corporation’s growth for next year as 36.58%. 

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

While looking at past performance of a particular stock is important when speculating on its future, we must take other indicators into consideration as well.  What are the returns?   Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED)’s Return on Assets (ROA) of 14.30% is an indicator of how profitable Universal Display Corporation is relative to their total assets. ROA gives us an idea of how efficient management is at using assets to generate earnings  We get ROA by dividing their annual earnings by their total assets.  Universal Display Corporation’s Return on Equity (ROE) is 16.70%, measure their profitability and reveals how much profit they generate with the money their shareholders. We calculate ROE by dividing their net income by their shareholder’s equity.  Finally, Universal Display Corporation’s Return on Investment, a measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, stands at 9.10%.  Analysts on a consensus basis have a 2.40 recommendation on this stock.