Why 3D Systems (DDD) Stock Is Falling In Pre-Market Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) are lower by -1.76% to $49.25 in pre-market trading on Friday, as the stock continues to decline from its 2014 second quarter earnings miss.

For the most recent quarter, reported yesterday, the 3D printing company posted a decrease in GAAP earnings per share to 2 cents, compared to 10 cents for the 2013 second quarter.

Non-GAAP earnings per share were 16 cents for the 2014 second quarter versus 20 cents from last year.

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Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected earnings of 18 cents.

Additionally, 3D Systems was downgraded to "sector perform" from "outperform" at RBC Capital today.

Citigroup (C) also downgraded the company to "neutral" from "buy."

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates 3D SYSTEMS CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate 3D SYSTEMS CORP (DDD) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. 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 unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation."

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