3D Systems Corporation (DDD): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, 3D Systems Corporation fell $4.33 (-6.4%) to $63.07 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5.1 million shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $62.26-$67.75 after having opened the day at $67.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.40. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 9.4%, ExOne ( XONE), down 8.6%, Stratasys ( SSYS), down 6.4%, and P & F Industries ( PFIN), down 5.3%.
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3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $3.82 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 98.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are four analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO), up 13.5%, Capstone Turbine Corporation ( CPST), up 10.2%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 9.3%, and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation ( AP), up 6.8%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with Manitowoc ( MTW) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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