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February 21, 2014
11:51 EDTSSYS, ALGN, BIOL, SIRO, XRAY, DDD3D printer maker Stratasys announces new digital dentistry printer
3D printing company Stratasys (SSYS) introduced a 3D printer for low-cost entry to advanced digital dentistry, which will be resold by dental biomedical company BIOLASE (BIOL). WHAT'S NEW: Stratasys introduced the Objet Eden260V Dental Advantage 3D printer, which combines 3-D printing technology with a small footprint and includes dental printing materials in sealed cartridges. With the device, dentists can fabricate stone models, orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, models for clear aligners, retainers and surgical guides on their desktop. BIOLASE announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with Stratasys under which BIOLASE became a distributor of Stratasys' Objet30 OrthoDesk and a number of Design Series High End 3-D printers. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On February 14, William Blair analyst Brian Drab upgraded Stratays shares to Market Perform from Underperform, stating that the company's' recently acquired subsidiary, Makerbot, and its core business have both generated stronger than expected growth. The outperformance, combined with Stratsys' announcement of several new partnerships and its launch of several new products, made Drab more confident that the company's profits can grow more than 20% over the next several years, he had stated. Highlighting the way Stratayss and others in the industry are pursuing deals in many avenues, earlier this week research firm Jefferies said that its channel checks indicate 6 to 12 major industrial groups are in serious discussions with metal 3D printing companies about major orders for printers that will be integrated into existing production lines. PRICE ACTION: During late-morning trading, shares of Stratasys rose 0.7% to $128. Biolase shares are up over 12% over the last two sessions, but are virtually unchanged today near $3.17. OTHERS TO WATCH: Align Technology (ALGN) makes and markets a system of clear aligner therapy known as the Invisalign system. Other manufacturers of dental products include Sirona Dental (SIRO) and DENTSPLY (XRAY). Stratasys' largest competitor in the 3D printing industry is 3D Systems (DDD).
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October 23, 2014
07:52 EDTDDD, SSYSStratasys positioned for good Q3, solid Q4, says Jefferies
Jefferies says its reseller survey indicates Stratasys (SSYS) had a good Q3 and is set for a solid Q4, in contrast to peer 3D Systems (DDD). The firm notes it survey suggests Stratasys is discounting more than 3D, which it attributes to the company reinvesting currency benefits. Jefferies says Stratasys remains its top pick. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $155 price target.
06:12 EDTDDD3D Systems price target lowered to $37 from $50 at Piper Jaffray
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05:35 EDTDDD3D Systems downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital
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October 22, 2014
12:50 EDTDDD3D Systems downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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12:09 EDTDDDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:09 EDTSSYS, DDDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:55 EDTDDD3D Systems tumbles after results, levels to watch
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09:21 EDTDDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
07:35 EDTDDD3D Systems down 10.7% after reporting preliminary Q3 results, FY14 guidance
07:34 EDTDDD3D Systems sees FY14 EPS 70c-80c, consensus 78c
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07:33 EDTDDD3D Systems reports preliminary Q3 EPS 16c-19c, consensus 21c
Reports Q3 revenue $164M-$169M, consensus $186M. CEO Avi Reichental stated, "We are disappointed that we failed to fully capitalize on the robust demand for our direct metal and consumer products during the quarter. While we worked very hard to deliver these products sooner, achieving manufacturing scale, quality and user experience targets took significantly longer than we had anticipated. Now that we have closed these availability gaps, we expect our revenue growth rate to increase"
October 21, 2014
16:18 EDTDDD3D Systems initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
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16:17 EDTSSYSStratasys initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
October 20, 2014
07:50 EDTALGNAlign Technology upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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06:43 EDTALGNAlign Technology upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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06:03 EDTXRAYDENTSPLY downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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06:03 EDTALGNAlign Technology upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman upgraded Align Technology to Buy due to relative valuation and long-term growth. Price target lowered to $59 from $65.
October 16, 2014
09:31 EDTDDD3D Systems downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
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09:30 EDTSSYSStratasys upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
October 15, 2014
07:32 EDTSSYS, DDDUBM Canon to hold a conference
PLASTEC Midwest Conference is being held in Chicago on October 15-16.
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