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August 1, 2014
11:12 EDTXONE, SSYS, VJET, DDD3D Systems falls for second day after analysts get more bearish
Shares of 3D printer maker 3D Systems (DDD) are falling for a second straight session after the company reported weaker than expected results yesterday and a number of analysts issued pessimistic notes about the company today. WHAT'S NEW: A number of analysts downgraded 3D Systems today. Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen downgraded his rating on the stock to Neutral from Overweight, stating that the slowdown in the company's sales of systems and materials, along with the increasing inventories of its products at channel partners, makes him more cautious. The analyst, however, added that he still believes that the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry is likely to continue to grow at a rate of 25% or higher. Also downgrading 3D Systems was Citigroup analyst Kenneth Wong, who cut his rating on the shares to Neutral from Buy. The company's pricing and product mix were weak last quarter, while competitive pressures are beginning to negatively impact the sales of 3D Systems' older products, Wong believes. Additionally, the company's gross margin came in at 48%, below Wong's forecast of 52%, the analyst noted. 3D Systems has become a "show me stock" and the company will have difficulty meeting its full-year guidance, according to Wong, who cut his price target on the shares to $50 from $60. Brian Drab, an analyst at William Blair, believes that 3D Systems will not be able to meet its 2014 revenue guidance while its full-year operating margin guidance is also aggressive. Moreover, the market's expectations for the 3D printer sector remain too high and 3D Systems' stock is overvalued, Drab contended. He believes that the stock is worth about $10-$15 and kept an Underperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION In late morning trading, 3D Systems fell 3.6% to $48.31. The stock is down 11.5% over the last two sessions. Other 3D printer makers also fell, with Stratasys (SSYS) losing 3.4% today to $97.20, ExOne (XONE) declining 2.7% to $31.82, and Voxeljet (VJET) falling 4.9% to $17.15.
News For DDD;SSYS;XONE;VJET From The Last 14 Days
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December 15, 2014
10:44 EDTXONE, DDD, VJET, SSYS3D Systems CEO says 3D printing to transition to production in '15, says UBS
UBS quotes 3D Systems (DDD) CEO Avi Reichental as saying that 3D printing will transition to producing from prototyping in 2015. He believes that 3D Systems' investments should begin to pay off in 2015, and make it the best company in the space. UBS keeps a Neutral rating on the shares but says that a short squeeze in the stock could occur if the company begins to report positive results. Other names in the space include Stratasys (SSYS), Voxeljet (VJET), and ExOne (XONE).
December 10, 2014
10:00 EDTSSYS, DDDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3D Systems (DDD) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... AutoZone (AZO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... CSX (CSX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... CVS Health (CVS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Canadian National (CNI) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Con-way (CNW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Depomed (DEPO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Dollar General (DG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Dollar Tree (DLTR) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Dynagas LNG (DLNG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... EMC (EMC) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Energy Focus (EFOI) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Expeditors (EXPD) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... GasLog (GLOG) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Golar LNG (GLNG) initiated with a Sell at ABN Amro... HII Technologies (HIIT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Hudbay Minerals (HBM) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kansas City Southern (KSU) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Kroger (KR) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Lear (LEA) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Lundin Mining (LUNMF) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Norfolk Southern (NSC) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... PROS (PRO) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Qlik Technologies (QLIK)initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Rentokil (RTOKY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Revolution Lighting (RVLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Stratasys (SSYS) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Suburban Propane (SPH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Tableau (DATA) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Teekay LNG (TGP) initiated with a Buy at ABN Amro... Tessera (TSRA) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Walgreen (WAG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Werner (WERN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura.
07:54 EDTDDD, SSYSPullback in 3D printers creates buying opportunity, says Stifel
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06:48 EDTDDD3D Systems initiated with an Underperform at Longbow
Target $25.
06:33 EDTSSYSStratasys initiated with a Neutral at Longbow
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December 9, 2014
12:35 EDTSSYSStratasys management to meet with Jefferies
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December 8, 2014
07:54 EDTSSYSStratasys weakness creates attractive entry point, says UBS
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