Corning picks up sales/ margin gains from supply crunch in high-tech glass

Corning picks up sales/ margin gains from supply crunch in high-tech glass

“While Corning (GLW) shares have rallied, we believe that a ‘stronger for longer’ consumer trend augurs well for underlying demand drivers in Corning’s business segments exposed to consumer electronics, with further tightening in the glass supply demand environment due to outages at a major competitor,” wrote Citigroup analyst Jim Suva in a note to clients last week.There’s a shortage of the high-tech glass used in video displays, mobile phones, and cars. One reason is a power outage that damaged manufacturing equipment at a Japanese factory of Corning rival Nippon Electric Glass. But another reason is a pick up in demand for consumer electronics products.

Special Report: 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon–Part 1 Why Amazon is such a tough stock to beat and why my first pick Illumina jumps the hurdle; second pick Intuitive Surgical, third pick is ASML, fourth pick is Seattle Genetics, fifth pick is Danaher, sixth pick Thermo Fisher

Special Report: 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon–Part 1 Why Amazon is such a tough stock to beat and why my first pick Illumina jumps the hurdle; second pick Intuitive Surgical, third pick is ASML, fourth pick is Seattle Genetics, fifth pick is Danaher, sixth pick Thermo Fisher

Amazon (AMZN). Maybe you've heard of it. It's been one of the great stocks of the best--well, however long. As of June 15, Morningstar puts the stock's 15-year return at an average of 33.11% a year. That's the kind annual performance that you need to show to be a...