Mark Gomes
Long/short equity, research analyst, tech, IT channel checks

Shares Of ARC Worldwide Are Poised To Plummet

ARC Worldwide (NASDAQ:ARCW) is not a 3D Printer Vendor like 3D (NYSE:DDD) or Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS)…

Nor is it a rapid prototyper, like Proto Lab (NYSE:PRLB).

I could actually end the article there, because shares of ARCW recently rocketed from $5 to a 52-week high of $43.73, partly on the belief that it is a 3D printer vendor like 3D Systems and Stratasys. Now, there are arguments being made that ARCW should be compared to Proto Labs.

As anyone can see via ARC Worldwide's website, it should not.

Starting with the 3D comparisons, ARCW merely utilizes 3D printing technologies to gain efficiencies. This is not uncommon. In fact, it is quickly becoming...

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