NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of 3D Systems  (DDD)  were retreating in early-afternoon trading on Wednesday ahead of the 3D products and services company's 2016 fiscal third-quarter results, due out before tomorrow's market open. 

Wall Street is expecting Rock Hill, SC-based 3D Systems to see a year-over-year increase in earnings and revenue for the quarter. 

Analysts surveyed by FactSet are looking for adjusted earnings of 8 cents per share on revenue of $159.8 million. 

3D Systems reported adjusted earnings of 1 cent per share on revenue of $151.6 million for the same quarter last year. 

Piper Jaffray said in a recent analyst note that it's cautious on 3D printing stocks this earnings season, TheFly reports. 

The firm has a "sell" rating and $10.50 price target on shares of 3D Systems, according to FactSet.

Piper Jaffray sees more downside for 3D Systems due to its "internal issues and premium valuation."

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

The team rates 3D Systems as a Sell with a ratings score of D. Among the areas the team feels are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DDD

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