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 down 0.9%. By the end of trading, 3D Systems Corporation fell $1.73 (-3.0%) to $56.46 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,626,552 shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,154,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $56.02-$59.03 after having opened the day at $58.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.19. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 8.6%, Dixie Group ( DXYN), down 8.6%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), down 8.5% and Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), down 8.2%.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions in the United States, Germany, the Asia-Pacific, and other European countries. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 37.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Ideal Power ( IPWR), up 7.6%, Schnitzer Steel Industries ( SCHN), up 4.0%, Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 3.6% and Matthews International Corporation ( MATW), up 3.0% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Kennametal ( KMT) 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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