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The swoon in shares of 3D Systems (DDD -10.7%) may be attributed to a Seeking Alpha post...

The swoon in shares of 3D Systems (DDD -10.7%) may be attributed to a Seeking Alpha post claiming the ambiguity of the 3D printing market makes DDD, which has gained more than 260% in the last year, overvalued. Stratasys (SSYS -8.2%) has emerged as a formidable competitor in the 3D printing space, but its shares also trade lower in sympathy. Also, PRCP -11.4%.
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  • pagreen1966
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    Glad I liquidated my holding a few days ago. This was always going to end badly!
    28 Jan 2013, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • soboroboro24
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    is this a good time to enter
    28 Jan 2013, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • ZingZing
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    I do not know. I have been watching and feel like I waited too long to get in. Now that it has taken a dip I might wait it out a bit more and see if this stock stabilizes. I am looking to get in for the long term but what like to get in at a good (low) price anyway.
    28 Jan 2013, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • January24
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    I wouldn't sell my shares of DDD, DASTY or Stratasys for anything. I'm sure that in its early days, the stock of Apple went down as well as up. Three-D printing is an innovation whose time has come. There is no stopping it.
    28 Jan 2013, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • ZingZing
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    I agree, but will wait a bit longer to see what happens.
    28 Jan 2013, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • mktlab68
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    Once you are # 1 on IBD list it is the kiss of death....like being on the cover of Sports Illustrated...
    28 Jan 2013, 01:54 PM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    It has been number 1 for weeks now. So your argument is not valid.
    28 Jan 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • heliskiier
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    An SA poster...I'm laughing out loud that any stupid journalist that couldn't figure out what happened credited a 1st time writer on SA with a $10 share price drop. It was a short frenzy in the morning! Shook out a lot of people holding shares for sure.

     

    If I could move the market by writing an SA article, I'd be living on my personal island drinking umbrella drinks all day :)
    28 Jan 2013, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • soboroboro24
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    @heliskiler
    so what is your take i agre on what you say no way an articel on SA
    can move a stock 10 usd but what to do this is some one that whants to manipulate becaus the whear many buyes over 10 000 000 shear whear sold so whos buying
    28 Jan 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • chris293
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    New stocks like SSYS and DDD remind me of ISRG which had crazy ups and downs and even a reverse split, so this might be answered in a number of ways, (1) hang on, (2) sell, or (3) its up to you to make up your own mind and decide what is best for you. I just do not see sympathy (feelings) playing any part in the logical stock markets ruled by numbers unless you follow the herd which usually goes over the cliff. So Bah, humbug to those who want us to live in fear of everything we do, or even who or what we vote for.
    28 Jan 2013, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • smcjones
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    DDD is trading at ridiculous multiples because no one knows the full potential of the technology. Furthermore there's no way of guaranteeing DDD is the company that's going to rise to the top. Staples and others are also entering the game. That being said even if it's overvalued right now it will probably bounce back... There's too much demand for 3D printers and it hasn't even begun to reach its potential.
    29 Jan 2013, 02:29 AM Reply Like
  • techwonk
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    True. The technology is stunning - but DDD has and will have lots of competition from well established firms. Even its chances of being bought out depend on how good a match it is for the purchasing company.

     

    I'm very bullish on the science; I can even imagine three-d printing becoming part of organ transplant technology. That may sound far out to you, but give it twenty years. You heard it here first. In the near term, printing of things like tools and replacement parts for machinery are already being discussed.
    6 Feb 2013, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • mkbgsoar
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    DDD@ $60 was expected before DDD announced buying GEOMAGIC. The announcement triggered last weeks surge; today a small competitor enters the 3D arena, DDD falls back to its expected value, c'est la vie!
    29 Jan 2013, 04:54 AM Reply Like
  • sbrfast
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    bought in on Fri.
    Think there was a lot of panic
    I'll ride it out
    The concept is unbelievable and will continue to grow
    29 Jan 2013, 05:30 PM Reply Like
  • AndrewBaker
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    Took my profits a while ago. When it has fallen down to $40, I'll think of getting back in. The current price is too high, no matter how good the concept and technology is.
    30 Jan 2013, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • jlbrown
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    A First Mover with a revolutionary product - in it for the long, long run....
    30 Jan 2013, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • chris293
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    Old news.
    9 Feb 2013, 07:00 PM Reply Like
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