3D Systems stock: buy or sell?

DDD stock price: $8.73 2.83% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Shares of 3D Systems ended today at $8.73 and rose a great 2.83%. On May 13th DDD collapsed a bloodcurdling -5.45%.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The company's 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental materials, and Class IV bio-compatible materials.

Should I buy 3D Systems stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, 3D Systems stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean DDD will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is 3D Systems stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for DDD stock in the last month.

Is DDD a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-8Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aOverweight
2019-5-8Bank of American/aUnderperform
2019-5-10JPMorgan Chase & Co.UnderweightNeutral
2019-3-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.UnderweightAverage
2019-1-29Piper Jaffray CompaniesNeutralOverweight

3D Systems stock analysis

Daily outlook

3D Systems shares rose 2.83% to $8.73 today.

Shares of 3D Systems rose a great 2.83% and closed at $8.73. DDD is soaring again after a 4.85% correction from its last top on Thursday at $8.86. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on March, DDD fell $-5.39 per share (-38.17%).

DDD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of 3D Systems ended this week at $8.73 and remained steady a bad -0.46%. Early May DDD collapsed a frightening -28.01% in just one week.

Since late October 2018, when DDD stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-7.73 per share (-46.96%). Stocks below the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

DDD stock chart (weekly)

3D Systems stock price history

3D Systems stock went public on March 10th, 1988 with a price of $6.311. Since then, DDD stock surged a 38.40%, with a yearly average of 1.20%. If you had invested $1,000 in 3D Systems stock in 1988, it would worth $384.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

3D Systems stock historical price chart

DDD stock reached 52-week highs on August at $21.78, and all-time highs 2014-01-03 with a price of 97.28.

3D Systems stock price target is $10.90

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We found 5 price predictions for 3D Systems stock published in the last 30 days:
DDD stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-8Piper Jaffray CompaniesLowers Target$18.00$12.50-30.6%
2019-5-8Bank of AmericaReiterates$10.00$9.00-10%
2019-5-10JPMorgan Chase & Co.Upgradesn/a$8.00-
2019-3-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lowers Targetn/a$8.00-
2019-1-29Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradesn/a$17.00-
(in average)$14.00$10.90-22.0%
The price forecast for 3D Systems stock is $10.90, moving in a range between $17.00 and $8.00. In average, analysts' outlook on DDD price forecast is negative, reducing the target by a -22.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

3D Systems failed experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.02 when the analysts' forecast was $0.01.
DDD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a more than good increase of 6.44% to $687.66 M USD. Similarly, its earnings margin (compared to sales) inched to -6.62%, that is $-45.51 million.

DDD annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$513 M-$44 M8.6%-
2014$654 M27.32%$12 M1.8%-73.62%
2015$666 M1.91%$-655.49 M-98.4%-5,732.83%
2016$633 M-4.98%$-38.42 M-6.1%-94.14%
2017$646 M2.07%$-66.19 M-10.2%72.29%
2018$688 M6.44%$-45.51 M-6.6%-31.25%

Quarterly financial results

3D Systems reported $180.71 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 9.85% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-4.14 M with a profit margin of -2.29%. Profit margin grew a 4.73% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -7.02%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, 3D Systems sales marked a slightly good growth and appreciated a 1.95%.
DDD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$156 M-$-9.97 M-6.4%-
2017-Q2$159 M1.94%$-8.42 M-5.3%-15.55%
2017-Q3$153 M-4.11%$-37.67 M-24.6%347.39%
2017-Q4$177 M15.93%$-10.13 M-5.7%-73.10%
2018-Q1$166 M-6.42%$-20.96 M-12.6%106.84%
2018-Q2$177 M6.44%$-8.86 M-5.0%-57.72%
2018-Q3$165 M-6.83%$-11.55 M-7.0%30.33%
2018-Q4$181 M9.85%$-4.14 M-2.3%-64.19%

3D Systems ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

3D Systems shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.97% of all shares.

In case of 3D Systems stock, 69.90% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for DDD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$1.0 B$38.4 B$31.7 B$86.2 B$123.4 B
Total shares116.7 M220.2 M1,080.0 M8,720.0 M727.7 M
Float shares112.2 M219.3 M1,060.0 M8,710.0 M696.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)69.9%98.7%1.2%58.6%77.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)4.0%0.2%0.0%0.2%0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

3D Systems summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$8.58 - $8.77
Previous close$8.49
Session gain2.83%
Average true range$0.54
50d mov avg$10.49
100d mov avg$11.25
200d mov avg$13.59
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern

3D Systems performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared 3D Systems against Autodesk, Canon, General Electric, Honeywell International, HP, 3M, Mercury Systems, Proto Labs, voxeljet and The ExOne in the following table:
DDD3D Systems-36.92%-28.38%-27.37%
GEGeneral Electric1.13%36.09%-28.25%
HONHoneywell Interna...10.71%19.02%19.35%
MRCYMercury Systems12.56%53.04%101.16%
PRLBProto Labs-4.67%-10.83%-9.78%
XONEThe ExOne-30.46%-3.82%28.14%

3D Systems competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for 3D Systems. We picked 10 companies as 3D Systems competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.