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July 2, 2014
10:24 EDTVJET, SSYS, XONE, DDDCiti skeptical about 3D Systems takeover speculation
3D printer maker 3D Systems (DDD) surged yesterday following Bloomberg reporting that the company had canceled a tentative appearance at a conference, leading to speculation that it could be a takeover target, but Citigroup said today that the company probably wouldn't be acquired. Other 3D printer makers also rallied in the wake of the Bloomberg report. BACKGROUND: 3D Systems yesterday canceled a tentative appearance at an August conference sponsored by research firm Pacific Crest, Bloomberg reported. The company reportedly elected not to appear at the conference due to scheduling conflicts that its management had. WHAT'S NEW: In light of its $7B market cap, 3D Systems is not a realistic takeover target, Citi analyst Kenneth Wong wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Other factors also contributed to the stock's rally yesterday, the analyst stated. 3D Systems' announcement of a date for its second quarter earnings report yesterday likely eliminated any risk of a negative pre-announcement by the company, Wong wrote. The stock was likely also boosted by positive news about 3D bio-printing, the analyst stated. Bio-printing is several years away and the sector's rally was "a bit too extreme," even though positive sentiment about the removal of risk from 3D Systems' results is understandable, Wong believes. He kept a Neutral rating on 3D Systems. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Both Wong and JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster were more upbeat today about another major company in the sector, Stratasys (SSYS). Coster raised his price target on the name to $138 from $104. He believes that 3D Systems is trading at a significant premium to Stratasys and he kept an Overweight rating on Stratasys and a Neutral rating on 3D Systems. Similarly, Wong wrote that the rally in Stratasys' stock last month was steadier and more sustainable than the surge experienced by 3D Systems. He identified Stratasys as his top pick in the sector and kept a Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, 3D Systems lost 2% to $62.18, while Stratasys rose 0.4% to $116.66. Other companies in the sector fell like 3D Systems, with Voxeljet (VJET) falling 4% to $24.87 and ExOne (XONE) dropping 3% to $43.59.
News For DDD;SSYS;VJET;XONE From The Last 14 Days
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January 28, 2015
10:54 EDTXONE, VJET, SSYS, DDDStratasys shares at 'compelling entry point' after pullback, says Canaccord
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07:27 EDTSSYSStratasys weakness a buying opportunity, says Canaccord
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January 27, 2015
10:00 EDTDDDOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:39 EDTSSYS, DDDJefferies cuts 3D Systems ahead of Q4 results
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05:02 EDTDDD3D Systems downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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January 22, 2015
08:20 EDTDDD3D Systems February volatility at low end of historic range
3D Systems February call option implied volatility is at 40, March is at 46; compared to its 26-week average of 47 according to Track Data. Low February option implied volatility suggests decreasing price movement into the expected release of Q4 results in late February.
January 21, 2015
07:53 EDTVJETvoxeljet sentiment can shift if company executes, says Brean Capital
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07:09 EDTSSYS, DDDPiper positive on Stratasys, cautious on 3D Systems after survey
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January 20, 2015
12:22 EDTVJETvoxeljet 2015 guidance 'encouraging,' says Piper Jaffray
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10:15 EDTDDD3D Systems call activity attributed to takeover speculation
3D Systems January weekly 29 and 30 calls are active on total call volume of 8,600 contracts (900 puts) on renewed takeover speculation. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 78, February is at 53, March is at 56; compared to its 26-week average of 47 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement.
10:07 EDTDDDRumor: 3D Systems strength attributed to takeover speculation
Shares of 3D Systems are moving higher on speculation the company has hired an investment bank to review a potential sale of the company.
08:46 EDTVJETvoxeljet sees long-term revenue growth rate in the range of 50%
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08:45 EDTVJETvoxeljet sees FY15 revenue kEUR23,000-kEUR24,000
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