Research Reports on Semiconductor Equities -- Applied Materials, Lam Research, Teradyne, and Universal Display

NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Forecasts for the 2017 Semiconductor market are very optimistic, with projections ranging from 3% to 11% growth. This is according to a report on SEMI last April, projecting that the Semiconductor Materials market will increase 2% this year in light of growth expectations for the device market. SEMI's outlook for the Semiconductor Equipment is optimistic as well, given recent CapEx announcements and the strong, equipment-order activity throughout H2 2016. Today, takes a look at four Semiconductor Equipment and Materials companies, namely: Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX), Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), and Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: OLED). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:

Applied Materials  

Santa Clara, California headquartered Applied Materials Inc.'s shares saw a decline of 5.13%, finishing Wednesday's trading session at $42.76. A total volume of 20.01 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 8.37 million shares. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 12.38% and 20.83%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 32.88% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.49% and 28.62%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Applied Materials, which provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, and related industries worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.60.

On May 08th, 2017, Applied Materials announced that Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, beginning at 4:20 p.m. EDT. A live, audio webcast of the session will be available on the Company's website.

On May 15th, 2017, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $42 a share to $50 a share. Free research report on AMAT is available at:

Lam Research  

On Wednesday, shares in Fremont, California headquartered Lam Research Corp. recorded a trading volume of 2.28 million shares. The stock ended the session 3.47% lower at $147.27. The Company's shares have gained 15.57% in the last one month, 27.19% over the previous three months, and 39.82% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 9.70% above its 50-day moving average and 33.93% above its 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Lam Research, which designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, have an RSI of 57.89.

On May 15th, 2017, Lam Research announced that Dr. Young Bum Koh has joined the Company's board of directors effective as of May 10th, 2017. Dr. Koh held many executive positions at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd in South Korea. Prior to his most recent position as Advisor until December 2016, Dr. Koh served as Executive Vice President, Head of the Mechatronics R&D Center, from December 2011 to December 2013. The complimentary research report on LRCX can be downloaded at:


Shares in North Reading, Massachusetts headquartered Teradyne Inc. closed at $33.86, down 5.37% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.60 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 2.13 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 8.28% in the last one month, 17.24% over the previous three months, and 33.62% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.59% and 30.07% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Teradyne, which designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports automatic test equipment worldwide, have an RSI of 46.91.

On May 09th, 2017, Teradyne announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share, payable on June 23rd, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 01st, 2017. Visit us today and access our complete research report on TER at:

Universal Display  

Ewing, New Jersey headquartered Universal Display Corp.'s stock ended 5.30% lower at $110.85. A total volume of 1.02 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 851,260 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 36.01% in the last one month, 57.63% over the previous three months, and 96.96% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 23.50% and 64.35%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Universal Display have an RSI of 67.68.

On May 11th, 2017, Universal Display announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Adesis Inc., purchased its New Castle, Delaware building to expand its custom organic synthesis, research and development, and specialty manufacturing capabilities. The New Castle, DE facility is a 47,500-square-foot building in the Southgate Industrial Center, of which Adesis had previously leased about 25,100 square feet. Get free access to your research report on OLED at:


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