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January 15, 2014
11:09 EDTVJET, DDD, XONE, AMAVF, SSYS3D printing sector weak after ExOne cuts guidance
Shares of 3D printer makers are falling after ExOne (XONE) last night preannounced lower than expected 2013 revenue. WHAT'S NEW: ExOne estimated that its 2013 revenue would come in at $40 million-$42 million, down from its previous outlook of $48M. Analysts' consensus estimate was $48.32M. The reduction in ExOne's guidance was caused by delayed sales of machines to its customers in Russia, India, Mexico, and France, according to the company. Despite the reduction in its guidance, the company stated that it had not lost any sales, and expects all of the delayed sales to be completed in the first half of this year. Meanwhile, in slides for a presentation today, 3D Systems stated that it expects to be able to double its revenue "over the next couple of years powered by about 30% organic growth." But the company added that it is willing to tolerate some pressure on its margins and earnings over this period in order to increase its growth and market share. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote that ExOne's revenue miss highlights the risk for smaller companies whose orders tend to be inconsistent. One of the biggest risks faced by small 3D printer makers, including ExOne, VoxelJet (VJET), and Arcam (AMAVF), is that they sell only a few printers at high prices, the analyst added. ExOne's results, however, only reflect on that company, not the entire sector, the analyst added. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Yesterday a major player in the sector, Stratasys (SSYS), preannounced higher than expected fiscal 2014 revenue but lower than expected fiscal 2014 profits, and the shares fell sharply. Misek, however, believes that Stratasys' higher than expected revenue outlook bodes well for 3D Systems (DDD), a major player in the sector. The analyst has Buy ratings on ExOne, Stratasys, and 3D Systems, and Hold ratings on Voxeljet and Arcam. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, 3D Systems fell 2.6% to $88.80, ExOne tumbled 8% to $57.20, Voxeljet slumped 3.7% to $40.80, Arcam lost 1.5% to $140, and Stratasys added 0.7% to $119.50,
News For DDD;SSYS;XONE;VJET;AMAVF From The Last 14 Days
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April 1, 2015
15:26 EDTSSYSStratasys appoints Joshua Claman Chief Business Officer
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10:17 EDTXONE, SSYS, DDDAnalyst says new competition unlikely to derail 3D printer leaders
Additional competition in the 3D printer market is not likely to cripple the leading incumbent players in the market, 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS), Oppenheimer wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Noting that some believe the expected entrance of HP (HPQ) into the 3D printer sector will crush 3D Systems and Stratasys, Oppenheimer analyst Holden Lewis wrote that he disagrees with that thesis. The new players, including HP and Carbon3D, could find niches within the sector, but their printers will not perform every task, the analyst stated. Moreover, HP is likely looking to use technology that may be inferior and that is unlikely to enable the tech giant to dominate the sector, the analyst stated. Conversely, Carbon3D's technology "looks truly innovative," but little is known about it at this point, leaving many questions, according to Lewis. It is unknown if the printers can make final parts, he wrote. The printers from HP and Carbon3D "are not clearly superior, do-everything machines," and "it is far from clear" that they will move beyond a few niche areas, wrote Lewis, who kept Outperform ratings on 3D Systems and 3D printer maker ExOne (XONE) and a Perform rating on Stratasys. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In an article in February, Barron's warned that HP's expected entrance into the 3D printing market is " a wild card" for the sector, and quoted a William Blair analyst as saying that the company is "probably the clearest threat" to 3D Systems and Stratasys. According to Barron's, HP has said that its technology is ten times faster than current 3D printers. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, 3D Systems fell 1.6% to $27, Stratasys slipped fractionally to $52.70, and ExOne lost 1.8% to $13.41. All three are trading near their 52-week lows.
07:51 EDTXONE, SSYS, DDDThreats to 3D Systems, Stratasys manageable, says Oppenheimer
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06:01 EDTDDDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; CMG DDD
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March 30, 2015
07:34 EDTVJETvoxeljet an increasingly attractive story, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital believes voxeljet is an increasingly attractive story positioning itself to see both revenue and earnings dynamic shifts into next year. The firm sees the company at the front end of an adoption cycle in both its systems and parts businesses. Brean Capital maintains its Hold rating on voxeljet shares.
March 27, 2015
07:31 EDTDDD3D Systems volatility flat as shares trade near two-year low
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March 26, 2015
18:24 EDTVJETvoxeljet reports Q4 EPS (EUR 0.17), consensus (EUR 0.05)
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18:20 EDTVJETvoxeljet sees FY15 revenue EUR 23M-EUR 24M, consensus EUR 22.96M
16:43 EDTXONEExOne reports material weakness in internal control over financial reporting
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09:10 EDTDDD, SSYS, XONEJefferies to hold a summit
3D Printing Summit is being held in New York on March 26.
08:08 EDTSSYSStratasys' MakerBot expands 3D printer sales to Sam's Club locations
MakerBot (SSYS) says it recently started selling the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer at more than 300 Samís Club (WMT) retail locations across the United States.
08:02 EDTDDDHarman names 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental to board of directors
Harman (HAR) announced that Avi N. Reichental has been elected to the companyís Board of Directors effective April 1, bringing the size of the Board to 10 directors. Reichental is President and CEO of 3D Systems (DDD).
March 25, 2015
11:52 EDTDDD, SSYS, XONEFly Watch: 3D printing summit to be held tomorrow
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09:09 EDTSSYSMakerBot, WYNIT announce partnership for distribution of 3D printers, scanners
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March 23, 2015
11:22 EDTXONEOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: FOLD NKTR RUSL XONE GES CTRP WSM NLY ADBE ORCL
March 19, 2015
10:23 EDTDDD3D Systems calls active on renewed takeover chatter
3D Systems March 27 and 28 calls are active on 4,200 calls (500 puts) on renewed takeover chatter. March call option implied volatility is at 79, April is at 37, May is at is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 42 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
10:16 EDTDDDRumor: 3D Systems moves up on renewed takeover chatter

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