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August 7, 2014
11:05 EDTSSYS, DDD, MTLS, XONE3D printer makers advance after Stratasys' beat and raise report
Shares of 3D printer makers are climbing after one of the companies in the sector, Stratasys (SSYS), reported stronger than expected second quarter results and raised its guidance. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Stratasys reported Q2 earnings per share of 55c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 45c. The company's revenue came in at $178.5M, versus the consensus outlook of $156.6M. Moreover, Stratasys increased its fiscal 2014 EPS guidance to $2.25-$2.35 from $2.15-$2.25. Analysts' consensus estimate was $2.20. The 3D printer maker hiked its full-year revenue guidance to $750M-$770M from $660M-$680M, versus the consensus outlook of $685M. "We expect our positive momentum to continue as we begin 2H14. Reflecting our favorable outlook, we are increasing our projection for organic revenue growth in 2014 to at least 30%, and we are raising our financial guidance accordingly," Staratasys stated. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen wrote that Stratasys' results were "solid." The analyst continues to believe that the 3D printing space offers one of the best growth opportunities of any sector. Jensen recommended that investors be exposed to the sector. He kept an Overweight rating on Stratasys, but continues to recommend that investors avoid another name in the sector, 3D Systems (DDD). A third 3D printer maker, Materialise (MTLS), "could be really interesting," according to Jensen. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Stratsys surged 20% to $118.57. Meanwhile, 3D Systems gained 3.5% to $49.44, Materialise rose 6.5% to $12.11 and another 3D printer maker, ExOne (XONE), gained 8.3% to $32.39.
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October 23, 2014
07:59 EDTDDD3D Systems miss caused by timing issues, says Oppenheimer
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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, MTLS, XONE, 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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16:18 EDTXONEExOne initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
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16:17 EDTMTLSMaterialise initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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16:17 EDTSSYSStratasys initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
06:02 EDTMTLSMaterialise to acquire OrthoView Holding for GBP8.47M
Materialise announced the acquisition of UK-based OrthoView Holdings. Materialise acquired OrthoView for a cash payment of GBP8.47M and a possible additional earn out payment of up to GBP360,000. At completion, OrthoView had an estimated GBP1.2M in cash and cash equivalents on hand and no financial debt. The transaction, which was signed and closed simultaneously, is expected to be accretive to earnings per share within 12 months. The transaction combines the frontrunner in 2D templating on X-ray images with Materialise's market-leading position in 3D pre-operative planning tools to provide surgeons and hospitals a one-stop shop for surgical planning software tools and corresponding 3D printed medical devices.
06:01 EDTMTLSMaterialise acquires OrthoView for GBP 8.47M
Materialise announced the acquisition of UK-based OrthoView Holdings. Materialise acquired OrthoView for a cash payment of GBP 8.47M, and a possible additional earn out payment of up to GBP 0.36M. At completion, OrthoView had an estimated GBP 1.2M in cash and cash equivalents on hand and no financial debt. The transaction, which was signed and closed simultaneously, is expected to be accretive to earnings per share within 12 months. The transaction combines the frontrunner in 2D templating on X-ray images with Materialise's market-leading position in 3D pre-operative planning tools to provide surgeons and hospitals a one-stop shop for surgical planning software tools and corresponding 3D printed medical devices.
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
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