Applied Materials’ OLED push capable of sourcing 100 million Apple iPhone displays

“Applied Materials is capable of sourcing 100 million Apple iPhone screens amid its OLED push, a UBS analyst said Thursday as chipmakers Analog Devices and Texas Instruments got sell ratings from Goldman Sachs on their Apple exposure,” Allison Gatlin reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari initiated coverage of Analog Devices stock with a sell rating, noting the company’s 10% Apple exposure, but is neutral on shares of 20%-Samsung-exposed Maxim Integrated Devices. Sell-rated Texas Instruments is 30% exposed to consumer sales, Hari said.”

“Hari boosted his price target on Applied Materials stock to 27 from 25 and kept his buy rating, noting the company’s OLED (organic light-emitting diode) and 3D Nand (flash memory) push and Chinese business could drive earnings per share minus items to $1.81 and $2.10 in calendar years 2016 and 2017,” Gatlin reports. “UBS analyst Stephen Chin sees Applied Materials bolstering its EPS by 80 cents annually, assuming the TV market, like the smartphone market, also adopts OLED screens. OLED screens are thinner and more flexible than other display screens, and is expected to be a feature in Apple’s iPhone 8, expected to be released in the fall of 2017. So far, Apple uses OLEDs on just one product, the Apple Watch.”

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