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.
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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?
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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.
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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 »
We saw some massive post-earning moves last week, but are these moves justified, and is there more upside ahead? Sure, earnings can reverse the trend of a stock or push a momentum stock even higher, but sometimes these moves can be a trap. Therefore, let’s take a look at four of these controversial movers.
Back From the Dead
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
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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 »
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
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 »
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 »
The computer peripheral industry has been an important part of the overall computer hardware manufacturing industry. After a market decline in 2010, the computer peripheral industry has been growing steadily. The global market for this industry is estimated to reach $245 billion in 2015, growing at a rate of 7.9%. The consumer shift to the latest technology and economic recovery contributed to industry growth. Three computer peripheral companies are more »
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
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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).
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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 »
In the financial media, you always hear about how the best companies think over the long-term. Online auction house, payment processor, and e-commerce platform eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) decided to take things a step further in terms of “light year thinking.” With consumers centering the way they work, consume, and entertain themselves on the web, it pays to look toward the stars in an effort to gain a competitive edge.
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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 »
3D printing is definitely a cool technology, but are the printers also cool as an investment opportunity?
While the current size of the 3D printing industry is small, engineering advancements will bring new opportunities to many industries and especially to manufacturers. By turning a design into a prototype using 3D printers, manufacturers can save a lot of time and money. We also haven't talked about the opportunities for direct more »
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 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.
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Five trends are changing the landscape of tech and can make you serious money. They are:
- Wearable tech
- At-home 3-D printing
- The death of appointment viewing
- Mobile wallets
- Social networking
John Sculley, former CEO of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), believes wearable tech like the highly anticipated iWatch is the biggest frontier in tech, as he explained in a CNBC interview on July 1. Sculley is CEO of Misfit Wearables more »
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