Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management Buys Universal Display (PANL) ~ market folly

Monday, September 26, 2011

Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management Buys Universal Display (PANL)

Philippe Laffont's hedge fund Coatue Management just filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Universal Display (PANL). In the filing, Coatue reveals they now own 6.3% of PANL with 2,881,463 shares.

This is a brand new position for the hedge fund as they previously did not own any shares at the end of the second quarter. Given that Coatue is fixated on technology, this investment plays right into their focus on the theme of mobility. PANL provides essential display parts to smartphones, tablets, etc.

Per Google Finance, Universal Display is "engaged in research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials. OLEDs are thin, lightweight devices that emit light, making them highly suitable for use in full-color displays and as lighting products."

For more activity from this hedge fund, we've detailed how Coatue was buying SINA earlier this summer, a name that has been hit recently due to increased fears of regulation in China.

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