3D Systems Class Action Law Suit

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Stocks

3D Systems Class Action Law Suit

Stockholders have filed a class action lawsuit against 3D Systems of Rock Hill, alleging the company intentionally deceived investors by making false and misleading statements they used to make financial decisions. Some stockholders, according to federal court filings, lost millions of dollars in stock value when 3D Systems announced twice in 2014 that its quarterly earnings were below analysts’ expectations, causing 3D Systems’ stock prices to plummet. Officials from 3D Systems said Wednesday the company does not comment on pending litigation and that the company “believes the claims alleged in the putative stockholder class action lawsuit and the related derivative lawsuit are without merit and we intend to defend the company and its officers and directors vigorously.”  That’s the part that doesn’t make sense. If they don’t comment, than what are they doing commenting? Read the full story here  ...

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3D Printing Stocks – Is This a 3D Printing Stock Market Bubble?

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Stocks

3D Printing Stocks – Is This a 3D Printing Stock Market Bubble?

  For Stratysys, Chief Executive Officer David Reis stated that the industry itself was still in an embryonic stage. He assured investors by noting that there are still major opportunities for the company in the long run. Stratasys’ new estimates reflect an adverse impact of $8.7 million from foreign exchange headwinds. The 3D printer storemanufacturer notes that it intends to bring down its total capital expenditure to $80 million from a prior $110 million this year. The company’s management notes that aside from consumables and customer support, Stratasys experienced weakness in its sales mix across all its geographical...

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3D Printing Stocks, 3D Printing Values and 3D Printing Investments – How to Choose?

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Stocks

3D Printing Stocks, 3D Printing Values and 3D Printing Investments – How to Choose?

Competitive: With the 3D printing industry attracting more interest and having recently experienced over 34% growth in 2013, the competition is intensifying. Companies with deep pockets, start-ups, and even governments around the world are stepping up their 3-D printing investments in an effort to get a piece of the action. When Stratasys’ (NASDAQ: SSYS ) patents around its fused deposition modeling 3-D printing technology expired, it acted as a catalyst that sparked the consumer 3-D printing movement. Ultimately, it led to Stratasys purchasing MakerBot, the leading consumer 3-D printing company as a way to gain an entrance into the consumer segment and defend its market positioning. Valuation: 3-D printing stocks are by no means cheap, and they can be extremely volatile at times. Shares of ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE ) are down 42% year to date and still trade at high valuation on paper. While ExOne’s management has admitted that its transition from catering to foundries to direct manufacturers will likely take time to play out and should ultimately expand its addressable market, investors aren’t often known to give emerging growth companies like ExOne the benefit of the doubt. After taking into account the challenges facing the industry as a whole, as well as a complete understanding of the risks associated with each 3-D printing company, it’s time to consider portfolio allocation. Given the overall risks associated with 3-D printing investing, 3-D printing specialist Steve Heller and Motley Fool industrials bureau chief Blake Bos believe a small total allocation may only be warranted for those who can tolerate only the highest degrees of risk. Do you buy a basket of 3-D printing stocks, perhaps comprised of 3D Systems, Stratasys, and ExOne, with the total basket comprising of no more than 5% of an investor’s total portfolio? Although 5% may seem like a small allocation, the 3D printing industry is changing, leading to uncertainty from which companies will ultimately emerge victorious. It’s difficult to say whether 3D Systems and Stratasys will remain the biggest names in 3-D printing decades from now or if ExOne can in fact disrupt the foundry industry’s business model. And let’s not forget about HP or...

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3D Systems Stock Down – Is It Time for a 3D Printing Stock Turnaround?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Stocks

3D Systems Stock Down – Is It Time for a 3D Printing Stock Turnaround?

The recent sell-off in the momentum space has exacerbated the sell-off in 3-D printing stocks. 3D Systems seems to be headed to my previously stated worst case valuation pricing. Positive fundamental momentum will likely continue, and the long-term prospects seem intact, and we might be a couple of weeks/months away from a sustainable bottom. However, Q1 earnings reports might prove as crucial for 3D Systems and Stratasys, as investors might be wondering if they can deliver the growth going forward. William Dante, at the 3D Printing Trade Association feels that “We can’t track this market yet. With new entrants like Amazon and HP, all the rules are broken and all the valuations are changing.” Start ups now have a unique advantage. Investors can go...

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