A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Universal Display Corporation, LG Display Co Ltd., United Parcel Service, Inc., FedEx Corporation and Molina Healthcare, Inc.
NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL), LG Display Co Ltd. (NYSE: LPL), United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) and Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Universal Display Corporation Research Report
After the announcement of Samsung that it will begin using Universal Display Corporation's materials in the upcoming Galaxy 5 phone scheduled to enter production this February, the shares of Universal Display soared nearly 10 percent, with an outperform rating. The Galaxy 5 will have full HD AMOLED displays and the company's green PHOLEDs will be part of the production process. Analysts expect the results to show up on Q2 revenues. The long-term contract between the two companies is until 2017. Universal Display has a strong patent portfolio behind organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, a technology that may dominate the displays of the future. This patent portfolio is likely to continue to generate royalty and license revenue, and is positioned to profit from strong sales of tablets, smartphones, and TVs. Display manufacturers are committing themselves to OLED technology as it has significant benefits over traditional LCD display technology. Samsung is investing $6.4 billion; more than Universal Display's market cap of $1.24 billion, in OLED facilities while cutting investments in half to $1.8 billion. The OLED market is forecasted to top $34 billion by 2019, signifying massive long-term opportunities for Universal Display. Aside from Samsung, LG Electronics and Sony are also entering the OLED market. Being the leading OLED manufacturer, Universal Display is likely the choice supplier for these companies. If ever they also offer a long-term contract, Universal Display's company will be secure. The Full Research Report on Universal Display Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/28df_PANL]
LG Display Co Ltd. Research Report
With the OLED invasion, LCD panel makers may be put at risk. Korea-based LG Display Co Ltd., world's largest LCD panel maker, has recently reported its Q4 2012 earnings. The results are strong, but the outlook is disappointing. The company announced that for Q1 2013, panel shipments are expected to register a percentage drop. Another concern for the company is the decreasing demand for iPhones, as well as declining TV sales. To offset the declining sales in the TV, LG Display is banking on growth in the smartphone market. Although Apple's outlook is disappointing, the overall smartphone market is expected to have strong growth this year. LG Display is focusing on its OLED TV business this year, spending at least two trillion Korean Won for R&D activities and facilities related to OLED. Analysts have downgraded the company's shares from a neutral rating to an underperform rating, with $10.80 price target. The Full Research Report on LG Display Co Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/df6f_LPL]
United Parcel Service, Inc. Research Report
According to the US Postal Service, this approach is developed to understand the customers' delivery needs and to generate significant cost savings. Approximately 70 percent of Americans support this new delivery schedule as a cost-saving mechanism for the government organization. The original proposal also included halting Saturday deliveries for packages, but the six-day schedule is maintained due to the 14 percent boost over the past few years. Businesses, including newspapers and magazines, will be forced to rethink how they would reach their customers on weekends. The new delivery schedule of the US Postal Service could open up opportunities and new market share for UPS and FedEx, couriers that both offer premium Saturday delivery. UPS is the world's largest delivery company, both by volume and revenue. Driven by e-commerce, package volume continues to increase. The company could gain customers for its continuing focus on customers, six days a week. Revenue is expected to increase five percent in 2013 and six percent in 2014. The Full Research Report on United Parcel Service, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6085_UPS]
FedEx Corporation Research Report
FedEx is the largest express shipping company in the world, competing with the US Postal Service in both ground service and express service segments. Its 2012 revenue increased nine percent, and EPS increased 40 percent. Revenue is expected to increase four percent in 2013 and six percent in 2014.Although analysts believe that this change will have minimal effect on private couriers; the long-term impact is still to be determined. UPS is scheduled to release its Q1 2013 earnings results in April 25, and FedEx will release its Q3 2013 earnings results on March 20. The Full Research FedEx Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b4bb_FDX]
Molina Healthcare, Inc. Research Report
Molina Healthcare reported significant EPS movement in Q4 2012, compared to the same quarter in 2011. With the strong Q4 profit (more than twice analysts' expectations), The Street upgraded the stock from hold to buy. The recent earnings of the company have been volatile, but analysts are seeing EPS growth this year. Earnings last year was at 20 cents, versus FY 2011's 44 cents. For FY 2013 the market expects earnings to come in at $1.50 per share and revenue of $7 billion. "2012 was a difficult year, our achievements during the fourth quarter have given us confidence as we look forward to 2013 and beyond," said Molina Healthcare CEO. The strong Q4 profit is primarily due to Molina Healthcare's cost cutting initiatives while modestly raising premiums in some states. From its 90.6 percent medical-cost ratio in Q3, the company has managed to cut the cost ratio to 86.1 percent. Improvement in Texas and California also contributed to the solid Q4. The cost ratio change in Texas dropped to 77.8 percent, heightened by a four percent rate increase. In California, rate increases for ABD membership plans helped offset costs. Looking at the trend that continued during Q4, Molina Healthcare's profit margins are improving. Later this year the company's business in Ohio will be expanding as a contract for dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid members will take effect. On May 1, the company will report its Q1 2013 earnings results. The Full Research Report on Molina Healthcare, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2501_MOH]
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