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2. Universal Electronics (UEIC) is a global leader in wireless control technology for connected homes. It creates systems that enable consumers to control entertainment devices and digital media in the home. It has a market cap of more than $252 million.

Of the seven analysts covering the stock, four rate it a buy and three rate it a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg on average expect the stock to gain 23.3% to $21.10 in the coming 12 months.

For the third quarter of 2011, the company reported net sales of $123.5 million, vs. $79 million a year earlier. Adjusted pro forma net income was $8.0 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $4.7 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, a year earlier.

Business Category revenue was $111.3 million, compared with $66.2 million a year earlier, contributing 90% of total net sales, vs. 84%. Consumer Category revenue was $12.2 million, compared with $12.8 million a year earlier, contributing 10% of total net sales.

For the fourth quarter, the company expects net sales to range between $115 million and $121 million, compared with $102.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter are expected to range from 33 cents to 43 cents, compared with adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share of 45 cents in the fourth quarter of 2010.

For full-year 2011, the company expects net sales in the range of $466 million to $472 million, which compares with $331.8 million in 2010. Adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share for 2011 are expected to range from $1.47 to $1.57, vs. adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share of $1.27 in 2010.

Recently, the company announced that it has partnered with a fabless semiconductor company Ozmo Devices to make available the company's ultra-low power, low-cost Wi-Fi Direct technologies in UEI's connected remote control platforms.

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