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February 14, 2014
12:41 EDTDDD, HAS3D Systems and Hasbro agree to co-venture 3D printing play experiences
3D Systems (DDD) and Hasbro (HAS) announced their intent to co-develop, co-venture and deliver play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year.
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July 29, 2014
13:06 EDTDDD3D Systems advances after analyst predicts guidance raise
Shares of 3D Systems (DDD) and other 3D printer makers are climbing after an RBC Capital analyst wrote that the company is "well-positioned" to raise its full-year guidance. Additionally, the analyst stated that the company had sold 100 or more 3d printers to a large aerospace company last quarter. WHAT'S NEW: 3D Systems will likely report in-line results for its June quarter on Thursday, but is poised to increase its guidance for the second half of the year, RBC analyst Amit Daryanani wrote in a note to investors earlier today. The company benefited from a deal with a large aerospace company last quarter, as well as launches of new products, the analyst stated. 3D Systems has already said that its growth, leverage and working capital should all improve, Daryanani noted. The company should also be boosted in the second half of the year from the integration of companies it has acquired, the analyst believes. He expects the company's operating margin to rise in the second half, and predicted that its growth excluding acquisitions would reach 30% or higher. Daryanani kept a $64 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Stratasys (SSYS), another player in the 3D printing space, should report slightly better than expected results for its quarter ended in June, and its fiscal 2014 revenue guidance should rise slightly, Daryanani forecast. The company is benefiting from stronger demand and new products, according to the analyst. Stratasys likely has the ability to raise its full-year profit guidance, but may decide not to do so in order to be conservative, the analyst wrote. If Stratasys doesn't raise its profit guidance, its earnings will probably beat expectations in the second half of the year, the analyst indicated. He kept a $126 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, 3D Systems jumped 5.5% to $55 and Stratasys (SSYS) gained 1.5% to $103. Other companies in the sector also advanced, with Voxeljet (VJET) surging 3% to $18, ExOne (XONE) rising 1% to $32.50, and Materialise (MTLS) gaining 3% to $12.
08:02 EDTDDD3D Systems August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:33 EDTDDD3D Systems well-positioned to raise 2H14 guidance, says RBC Capital
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July 28, 2014
11:28 EDTDDD3D printer makers fall after Amazon unveils 3D product store
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July 23, 2014
10:19 EDTDDD3D Systems calls active on renewed takeover speculation
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09:59 EDTDDDRumor: 3D Systems strength attributed to renewed takeover speculation
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July 22, 2014
10:00 EDTHASOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:37 EDTDDDPiper recommends buying 3D space following pullback
Piper Jaffray recommends using the recent weakness in shares of 3D printing companies as a buying opportunity, saying its Q2 reseller/industry survey yielded favorable feedback. The firm has Overweight ratings on 3D Systems (DDD), Materialise (MTLS), Materialise (MTLS), Proto Labs (PRLB) and Stratasys (SSYS). It has a Neutral rating on Voxeljet (VJET).
05:25 EDTHASHasbro upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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July 21, 2014
10:19 EDTHASHasbro tumbles after lower games performance weighs on sales
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09:20 EDTHASHasbro feels 'very good' about girls business momentum heading into 2H14
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09:11 EDTHASHasbro to launch 'major' game initiatives in Q3, Q4
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09:10 EDTHASOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
08:53 EDTHASHasbro reaffirms FY15 cost savings goal of $100M
Says focused on growing games business in the long-term across all platforms. Says the company's Q2 performance positions the firm well to "successfully execute" plans for the rest of the year and beyond. Says the company's cash position is strong and inventories are "well positioned" for the upcoming holiday season and 2H14. Continues to expect FY14 underlying tax rate of 26%-27%. Says U.S business is improving and foresees "good" POS momentum entering 2H14. Says continues to return value to shareholders and says this level of activity is higher than last year. Comments made during the company's Q2 earnings conference call.
08:30 EDTHASCorrection: Hasbro comments on savings from last quarter
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07:57 EDTHASHasbro, Shapeways partner to sell artwork based on 'MLP' franchise
Shapeways announced on its website that it has teamed up with Hasbro to launch SuperFanArt, "a website that enables fans inspired by Hasbro brands to showcase their artwork and sell their 3D printed designs there and on Shapeways. SuperFanArt grants the passionate and talented Hasbro brand fan base and Shapeways community a license to create exciting new art and product offerings. The first license is granted to a select number of 3D artists to create artwork based on My Little Pony." []:[http://www.shapeways.com/discover/superfanart/]
06:33 EDTHASHasbro reports Q2 Boys segment sales up 32% to $335.8M
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06:32 EDTHASHasbro reports Q2 U.S. and Canada sales down 2% to $383M
Reports Q2 International sales up 17% to $396.8M; Reports Q2 Entertainment and Licensing sales up 35% to $47.7M.
06:31 EDTHASHasbro reports Q2 adjusted EPS 36c, consensus 36c
Reports Q2 revenue $829.26M, consensus $838.97M
July 17, 2014
10:55 EDTHASMattel topples after Q2 earnings miss estimates
Shares of global toy product manufacturer Mattel (MAT), are toppling over after the company's second quarter earnings results fell below analysts' consensus. WHAT'S NEW: Mattel's reported Q2 earnings per share of 8c, which was not comparable to a consensus of 18c since the company said its EPS number included a tax benefit of 11c per share and a negative impact of 7c per share of MEGA Brands acquisition and integration costs. Excluding both of these items, EPS was 3c per share. Mattel's Q2 revenue was $1.06B, which missed analysts' consensus estimates of $1.19B. For Q2, the company reported that its Girls and Boys Brands sales were down 13%, Fisher-Price Brands sales were down 17%, American Girl Bands revenue was up 6% and revenue from its Construction and Arts & Crafts Brands was $61.6M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During its earnings conference conference call, Mattel said that it plans to increase advertising spending in the second half of the year to build momentum for key brands. It sees improving global trends in point-of-sale but says the company still has a lot of work to do to improve those trends. As Mattel looks to the third quarter, it sees continued challenges from current headwinds. With the MEGA brands deal now closed, the company aims to improve profitability of MEGA brands on a global basis and believes the acquisition will be accretive to earnings in fiscal year 2015. It expects lower international sales and is investing heavily in markets in Russia and China. Mattel is looking to maintain gross margins in the low to mid-50% range in near term. It noted that it aims to achieve a modest increase in SG&A due to severance and ongoing growth investments, excluding the MEGA Brands acquisition. Inventory fair value adjustment related to existing MEGA Brands-owned inventory should wind down in Q3, the company said. Amortization is expected to decrease to $17M in 2015 and $9M in 2016. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Mattel are down $2.31, or 5.92%, to $36.72 in morning trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Mattel peer Hasbro (HAS), which reports quarterly earnings on July 21, is relatively flat at $52.59. JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) is up almost 1.5% to $8.20 and and LeapFrog (LF) is up 3.02% to $7.66.
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