News coverage about Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Display earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3151716762486 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Universal Display (OLED) traded up $6.15 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $161.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,815,679 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,740,000. Universal Display has a 12 month low of $66.65 and a 12 month high of $209.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,580.00, a P/E ratio of 77.08 and a beta of 0.90.

OLED has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Display from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $168.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Susquehanna Bancshares lifted their price target on Universal Display from $195.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Gabelli downgraded Universal Display from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $134.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Universal Display from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 target price on shares of Universal Display in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Universal Display currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $168.91.

In other Universal Display news, Chairman Sherwin I. Seligsohn sold 50,000 shares of Universal Display stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $200.00, for a total value of $10,000,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 143,119 shares in the company, valued at $28,623,800. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.20% of the company’s stock.

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Universal Display Company Profile

Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers.

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