3D Systems

  • Fantasy Football Meets Million Dollar Reality

    By Drew Schrader - August 22, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, AAPL, SBUX

    Without looking, name 5 quarterbacks you'd like for your fantasy team this year? Now name the CEO of 5 companies in your current investment portfolio, or 5 stocks for that matter.  With individual participation in the stock market at an all-time low and  fantasy sports continuing to rise in popularity, smart money says you did better on the former than the latter.

    That's why for the first time more »

  • Look at These 3D Printing Companies for Your Portfolio

    By Damian Illia - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    3D printing is expected to be one of the most disruptive technologies over the next decade. As 3D printer prices continue to fall, the penetration of these machines should increase exponentially. Actually, McKinsey Global Initiative, a widely recognized research firm, calculates that by 2025, the economic impact of 3D printing technology could surpass $550 billion yearly, mainly on the back of a growing exposure to consumer markets.

    Within the industry more »

  • Be Careful With This 3D-Printing Stock

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    While 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) have slightly outperformed the general market, ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) was a big outlier. The 3D-printing stock has already surged 150% since its IPO this year. However, both 3D Systems and Stratasys have had very impressive runs before 2013. Is ExOne poised to repeat the performance of 3D Systems, which has started 2012 at $10 and climbed up to $50?

    There is more »

  • Exone Buying Opportunities Await

    By Spencer Houlihan - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, ONVO, SSYS

    Since missing earnings and getting a mulligan from the market, 3D printing company Exone (NASDAQ: XONE) continues to reward its shareholders. Exone shares recently made new highs, tripling from its February IPO price and peaking at $75. Now trading off the highs, partially due to an analyst downgrade of Exone, the time may be coming for risk-seeking investors to initiate a position in the fast-growing company.

    No alternative

    Fundamentally, Exone more »

  • Will 3D Printers Start Printing Money?

    By Lior Cohen - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, HPQ, SSYS

    The new hype over 3D printers has picked up in recent months. Is this the new technological breakthrough that is worth entering? 

    The main players

    Let’s a take a close look at some of the key players that could cash in on the 3D- printing business. Stratasys' (NASDAQ: SSYS) acquisition of Makerbot for $604 million is positioning Stratasys as the prime company in the 3D-printing business. It is also more »

  • 3D Systems - No Longer Printing Gains for Investors

    By Chris Lau - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    After increasing the authorized number of shares by nearly double in May, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) continued to exhibit growth by acquisition. Most recently, the company reported tepid quarterly earnings, leading to disappointment for investors. Despite the setback, there are still positives that warrant a closer look at the stock.

    Facts to cause worry

    The sustainability of growth for 3D Systems is worrying, considering the price/sales ratio is over more »

  • Has This Industry Finally Gone Mainstream?

    By Robert Hanley - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, SSYS, UPS

    3D printing is probably still foreign to a lot of of people, at least relative to paper printing, despite a shout-out from the President during his latest State of the Union address. 3D printers create objects by “printing” successive layers of resin or thermoplastic material onto a base, according to design files that are input to an attached computer system.  While the primary users of the machines have been manufacturing more »

  • What Industry Will Tomorrow's Jobs Come From?

    By Wes Patoka - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, SSYS, UPS

    We are entering a new age of manufacturing, with 3D printing technology changing the way that we produce everything from prosthetic limbs to houses. Designers can now build and tweak blueprints digitally and then implement them instantaneously. This allows manufacturers to waste less time waiting for molds to be produced before creating prototypes and production models.

    Two big players

    3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) are two of more »

  • Which Computer Systems Stock Can Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    Investors engaged in the eternal search for the “next big thing” who were lucky enough to stumble upon the emerging technology of 3D printing have been handsomely rewarded to date. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the computer systems stocks - 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) - stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which stock is the more »

  • When Will 3D Printing Get Serious?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ADSK, SSYS

    I only recently discovered The Big Bang Theory, but was riveted when Raj and Howard blew $5,000 on a used 3D printer. Raj makes his own action figure, Malibu Koothrappali, and Howard makes one of himself and his bride, Bernadette.

    Howard's wife explodes "Five thousand dollars for a couple of dolls?! Are you out of your mind?!" He replies," Not five thousand dollars for a couple of dolls more »

  • Is There Still Upside in 3D Printing?

    By Brian Nichols - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    Brean Capital made a very gutsy call on Monday, saying that 3D Systems’ (NYSE: DDD) high short interest could create a squeeze after its earnings report. However, after 3D Systems’ 5% post-earning loss, the firm probably wished it had waited to make its call. Although, I like the call, and the excitement surrounding 3D printing, but is 3D Systems the best play in the space?

    Bullish Call & Outlook

    Brean Capital more »

  • A Hidden Gem Among the 3D Printers

    By Pamela Peerce-Landers - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, AMAVF, XONE, SSYS

    The stock of Swedish 3D printer Arcam AB  (NASDAQOTH: AMAVF) is up over 400% since the end of last November. Like ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE), it is one of the few additive manufacturers that prints in metals. (Last week, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) gained metal printing capability when it closed its purchase of French printer Phenix Systems).

    Accelerating sales growth, high gross margin, clean balance sheet, positive free cash flow and more »

  • Two Technologies Changing Construction

    By Wes Patoka - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, EAC, SSYS

    Technology in the construction industry keeps on changing. Just a few years ago additive manufacturing was only in our imaginations, and now we can print everything from auto parts to body parts. Erikson Air-Crane (NASDAQ: EAC) is a small market cap company at $250 million. This specialized company uses its heavy duty helicopters to do everything from fight fires from the sky to raising beams for skyscrapers and bridges more »

  • Are These Events Game Changers?

    By Jayson Derrick - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, BIDU, GMCR, SODA

    The stock market is full of stories and events that often go unnoticed by shareholders, and sometimes, it can be overwhelming. These are three events that investors need to follow closely as they can be considered game changers, and can drastically transform the direction the company is heading in.

    A $1.9 billion acquisition by this Chinese company

    China-based Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) acquired Websoft, a Chinese mobile app distributor, for more »

  • More Growth Ahead for 3D Printing Companies

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    News about 3D printing technology has reached the mainstream in recent months and sent share prices soaring. Let's review some of the most notable news and try to predict where these stocks will go in years ahead.

    3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Exone (NASDAQ: XONE) are three of the biggest 3D printing manufacturers. All have experienced substantial growth in their profits and share price appreciation over more »

  • 5 Game-Changing Companies to Watch

    By Robinson Greig - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, NFLX, SODA, TSLA, Z

    In his 1997 book, "The Innovator's Dilemma," Clayton Christensen defines a "disruptive innovation" as an innovation that creates a new value network and by doing so, disrupts an existing market value network.  For investors, disruptive innovations make for appealing opportunities.  Whether it be a small startup hitting a giant at the knees, or a giant undercutting another giant, disruptive innovations create opportunities for significant increases in market share.  In more »

  • 3D Printing Companies Receive Increased Exposure

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS

    The president and CEO of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) says the 3D-printed gun that was made earlier this year shows off the possibilities of the industry.

    3D printing companies have faced backlash from individuals and focus groups over the anticipated ability of people to print weapons on 3D printers. But according to 3D Systems' president, Avi Reichental, the 3D-printed gun democratizes craftsmanship by showing what can be achieved. For example more »

  • The Robots Are Coming

    By Joshua Bondy - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, IRBT, NOC

    Slowly but surely robots are moving out of the lab and making important changes in society. Monumental changes are easy to spot in retrospect, but at the moment they can be difficult to identify. As we speak, robots are revolutionizing everything from military systems, to manufacturing, to household cleaning. 

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    Military Systems

    Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) recently released a video of its X-47B drone more »

  • A Regular Fool's Retirement Portfolio: The Industrial Evolution

    By Jason Hall - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, XONE, SSYS | Editor's Choice

    The Industrial Revolution, driven by a confluence of several significant innovations across multiple industries, absolutely changed the world. These innovations made it faster, easier, and cheaper to mass-produce things that had been inaccessible to the common man before, creating a huge consumer market while also making the jobs that would pay for these newly available consumer goods. 

    From Wikipedia:

    The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost more »

  • An Under the Radar French 3D Printing Company

    By Ryan Palmer - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, DASTY, SSYS

    The dawn of the 3D printing era is upon us. These nifty devices are going to revolutionize so many aspects of our our lives. But most of the investing focus is concentrated on domestic 3D printing powerhouses: 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS). But many investors aren't aware of a French 3D printing company called Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH: DASTY).  

    Explosive growth all around

    The 3D printing revolution more »

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