Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

IPG Photonics Continuing To Expand Its Fiber Laser Opportunity

In the six months since I wrote on IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) as a Top Idea ("IPG Photonics Looking To Innovation And Integration") the shares have registered a solid 26% gain. In that time, whatever changes have come have largely been to IPG Photonics' credit - the company maintains a significant lead over the likes of Rofin-Sinar (NASDAQ:RSTI) and the company's aggressive product development efforts continue to expand the company's addressable market and long-term revenue potential.

I believe IPG Photonics remains a quality name in this space, but the shares are not as obviously cheap as they once were. I still expect long-term revenue growth in the neighborhood of 12% and I am still willing...

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