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February 22, 2013
11:04 EDTXONE, DDD, PRLB, SSYS'Ugly' Falcon made on 3D printer draws $81 bid
The high bid on eBay for a falcon created by Piper analyst Troy Jensen using a 3D printer is now $81, Jensen wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Bidding for the statue is slated to close on Sunday, the analyst noted. On February 14, short selling website Citron Research dubbed 3D printer maker 3D Systems (DDD) a "bubble stock" and referred to Jensen's falcon as an "ugly beige falcon." Citron quoted a reader as saying that the falcon cost $17.50 to make, including amortization of the printer. Jensen, however, estimates that the materials used to make the falcon cost $2-$3. Meanwhile, Jensen maintained Overweight ratings on 3D printer makers 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS). In other recent news involving the sector, President Obama made some investors more optimistic about the space by saying during his State of the Union address that, "3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." Also, 3D printer maker ExOne (XONE) recently garnered attention by launching an IPO on February 7. Please find attached the eBay bidding page for Jensen's falcon, which of course includes a photo. Reference Link
News For DDD;SSYS;PRLB;XONE From The Last 14 Days
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February 11, 2016
10:07 EDTDDD3D Systems rallies sharply after preliminary results
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09:21 EDTDDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Expedia (EXPE), up 8.4%... Tripadvisor (TRIP), up 10.8%... Cisco (CSCO), up 6%... LendingClub (LC), up 8.8%... Tesla (TSLA), up 3.5%... Shire (SHPG), up 3.1%. ALSO HIGHER: 3D Systems (DDD), up 13.4% after reporting preliminary Q4 revenue. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Flowers Foods (FLO), down 17.7%... Incyte (INCY), down 14.3%... LivePerson (LPSN), down 16.7%... Twitter (TWTR), down 5.5%... Mylan (MYL), down 12.5%... PepsiCo (PEP), down marginally. ALSO LOWER: Visa (V), down 3% after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Mastercard (MA), down 3% after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
08:36 EDTDDD3D Systems reports preliminary Q4 revenue about $183M, consensus $161.02M
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February 4, 2016
12:44 EDTPRLBOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street had an up and down morning, with the Dow swinging by triple digits in either direction. The market opened lower as oil prices lost their early gains, but as oil began to move higher so did stocks. When oil prices met resistance near the $34 a barrel level it began to pare its gains, once again taking stocks with it. The averages are now back in the green as investors await tomorrow's monthly jobs report. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Labor Department said that productivity fell at an annual rate of 3% in the fourth quarter, marking the biggest quarterly decline in nearly two years and worse than the expected decline of 2%. Labor costs rose 4.5% in the fourth quarter, versus expectations for an increase of 4.3%. Initial jobless claims rose to 285,000 in the week ended January 30, versus expectations for 277,000 first-time claims. Factory orders declined 2.9% in December, versus expectations for them to be down 2.8% for the month. In Europe, the European Commission lowered its 2016 economic growth forecast for the 19-nation single currency area to 1.7% from the 1.8% expansion the commission had forecast in November. The Bank of England also cut its economic growth forecasts, saying it now expects Britain's economy to grow 2.2% this year and 2.3% next year, which is down from the 2.5% growth for 2016 and 2.6% in 2017 that it previously predicted. Additionally, the BoE maintained its bank rate and held the size of its asset purchase program steady. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of GoPro (GPRO) sunk to an all-time low after the action camera maker reported fourth quarter revenue that fell $60M short of expectations and guided toward sales in the new quarter that were even further below the consensus forecast. GoPro, which also guided to losses in the first quarter and named a new CFO, fell as low as $9.01 earlier in the session before cutting its losses to be down about 8% near noon... Sumner Redstone stepped down as Executive Chairman of both CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIA, VIAB), being replaced by the CEOs of the companies in both cases. CBS shares were up 1% after Leslie Moonves was named the next Chair of its board, while Class A shares of Viacom were up about 1.5% after Philippe Dauman was selected to succeed Redstone... ConocoPhillips (COP) fell nearly 7% after the oil and gas explorer reported a worse than expected quarterly loss and slashed its dividend to 25c from 74c per share. CEO Ryan Lance said the decision to reduce the dividend was a "difficult one," but that the company believes it is prudent to plan for lower commodity prices for a longer period of time. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Hersha Hospitality (HT), which rallied 14% after it announced that it signed agreements with Cindat to form a joint venture for seven of the company's hotels in Manhattan for $571.4M. Also higher was VirnetX (VHC), which gained 53% after it was awarded $625.6M in a verdict against Apple (AAPL) for infringing four VirnetX patents. In addition, GrubHub (GRUB) and ProtoLabs (PRLB) were up 15% and 12%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. Among the noteworthy losers were Ralph Lauren (RL), Kohl's (KSS), and AstraZeneca (AZN), which were down 17%, 19%, and 7%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 70.02, or 0.43%, to 16,406.68, the Nasdaq was up 6.50, or 0.14%, to 4,510.74, and the S&P 500 was up 3.90, or 0.2%, to 1,916.43.
09:04 EDTPRLBProto Labs sees FY16 revenue growth 25%-30%, consensus $333.75M
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09:02 EDTPRLBProto Labs sees Q1 adjusted EPS 43c-48c , consensus 51c
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09:01 EDTPRLBProto Labs sees Q1 revenue $72M-$76M, consensus $76.02M
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06:18 EDTPRLBProto Labs expects to make further R&D investments in 2016
The company commented, "We will make further investments in R&D in 2016 and anticipate the launch of at least one significant new product offering within our injection molding service during the year. And we will pursue our ongoing efforts to ensure the most efficient, cost-effective manufacturing of high-quality parts. Proto Labs enjoys a very large market opportunity worldwide and demand for all our services remains strong. We have a clear strategy to capitalize on the unique value we deliver to customers, which will result in sustainable revenue and profit growth and allow us to continue to meet our commitments to all our stakeholders."
06:04 EDTPRLBProto Labs reports Q4 non-GAAP EPS 50c, consensus 47c
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February 2, 2016
10:53 EDTSSYSStratasys, MakerBot announce sales partnership program
MakerBot and Stratasys announced a sales partnership program that allows both companies to extend the cross-selling of their products and opens the door for sales partners to offer MakerBot and Stratasys 3D Printers. MakerBot is also launching a training program to familiarize Stratasys resellers and distributors with MakerBot products so they are better positioned to consult customers on the full product portfolio.

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