Proto Labs

  • The Market Dislikes These Stocks--Should You?

    By Nick Pugleasa - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ARCO, PRLB, UA

    Should a large amount short interest condemn an investment? I do not believe so, and actually want to caution you to avoid automatically disqualifying a stock like that--some could be great opportunities for long term investors.

    Finding the Stocks that Deserve Love

    When you are investing against the shorts, who do you want to have on your side? Well, management would be nice. When I see a heavily shorted stock more »

  • These Stocks Might Help Investors Print a Mountain of Money

    By Shas Dey - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: XONE, PRLB, SSYS

    Additive Manufacturing, or as it is commonly known, 3D Printing, has caught everyone's attention with a recent spate of advertisements about its potential. Rapid technological progress and increased demand for this process has resulted in the industry growing at a rate that consistently surpasses that of the overall economy.

    The industry even received a mention by U.S. President Barack Obama at this year's State of the Union more »

  • The Market Hits Stall Speed as the market Digests the State of the Union

    By Joshua Hayes - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BWLD, CSCO, CMCSA, INVN, KORS, PCYC, PRLB, RAX

    Stocks enjoyed buying through the early morning session as Europe rebounded from its recent pullback. By 10:30 the market changed behavior as it simply could not maintain its high of the day. Thirty minutes prior to the European close the market took a nose dive and hit the lows of the session. Volume was running higher throughout the session and indicating the market had begun hitting stall speed. A more »

  • Are 3D Printing Companies Priced for “Print”-fection?

    By Kyle Mowery - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, PRLB, SSYS

    As investors & traders are well aware, new manufacturing technology is providing complex new ways to create custom, low-run parts quickly and cheaply. The three dimensional & related printing industry stocks have been white hot in late 2012 and 2013. While its true 3D printers have the potential to reshape the global manufacturing process, the market continues to “print” ever higher valuations on the shares. After watching the parabolic stock moves and more »

  • Proto Labs: The Ignored Rapid Prototyper

    By Mark Holder - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, PRLB, SSYS

    While the whole market is going crazy over 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies, Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB) remains a relatively unknown equity. The stock regularly trades fewer than 100,000 shares in a day, while sector leaders 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) regularly trade over 1M shares in a day.

    The company is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer. Its motto is “Real Parts, Real more »

  • The Next Intuitive Surgical?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, PRLB, SSYS

    Companies put out heartwringing videos all the time to show their compassion as well as showcasing products, but rarely have I seen one as touching as the Stratasys video about a two year old, Emma, who has an upper body cast that allows her to use her arms thanks to the 3D technology used at her hospital. Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is the pioneer and leader in 3D printing technology and more »

  • Not Enough Workdays to Make This Stock Attractive

    By Mark Holder - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: BNNY, MM, PRLB, SPLK, WDAY

    Demand for software companies that cater to business clients remains strong, but not enough workdays exist in a year to make Workday (NYSE: WDAY) attractive at current market multiples. The company went public in mid-October at highly unappealing multiples that leave limited upside for the retail investor buying now.

    The provider of enterprise cloud-based applications for customers to manage critical business functions trades at around 20x 2013 revenue targets. A more »

  • 1 Stock with High Margins and Huge Opportunity

    By Robby Greengold - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: DDD, PRLB, SSYS

    As a relatively young investor and with many years until retirement, it’s worthwhile for me to invest in high-growth industries and weight my portfolio in favor of small-cap stocks. Small-cap stocks in growth industries have the potential to perform very well over the long run, and while I might be taking on more risk with those investments, a higher return would be expected. Following this strategy, I recently purchased more »

  • So How are those Offline IPOs Doing? Part 1

    By Eric Volkman - March 17, 2012 | Tickers: CZR, GRPN, PRLB, YELP, ZIP.DL2

    IPOs are always exciting. Who doesn’t like it when a new company arrives on the stock market? It’s fun to watch a new stock’s price jump and pop in its first few days after going public. There has been a host of new stocks to watch over the past year, as companies lose their inhibitions about floating shares and a few middle-sized and big names come to more »