Media stories about 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 3D Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the 3D printing company an impact score of 45.6090203775114 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Brokerages Anticipate 3D Systems Co. (DDD) Will Announce Earnings of $0.02 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- What the sentiment indicator is Signaling: 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- The Best 3D Printing Stock of 2017 — and How It Gained 101% – Fox Business (foxbusiness.com)
- 3D Systems Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (DDD) (americanbankingnews.com)
DDD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded 3D Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of 3D Systems in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of 3D Systems in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised 3D Systems from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of 3D Systems in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and thirteen have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.70.
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The 3D printing company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by ($0.25). The company had revenue of $152.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.22 million. 3D Systems had a negative net margin of 8.01% and a negative return on equity of 5.85%. 3D Systems’s quarterly revenue was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share. analysts predict that 3D Systems will post -0.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director G Walter Loewenbaum II acquired 6,430 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.81 per share, with a total value of $56,648.30. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,013,207 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,926,353.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have bought 47,930 shares of company stock worth $428,048 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.
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About 3D Systems
3D Systems Corporation is a holding company. The Company provides three-dimensional (3D) printing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, software, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), and printing of medical and dental devices and surgical guides and instruments.
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