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  • 3D Systems (DDD -6.4%) finally resumes trading following a 2-hour halt. An announcement the company plans to price its stock offering after Thursday's close was apparently the only reason for it. (earlier[View news story]
    I have a feeling in my waters that there's more to this than meets the eye.

    Could they have another takeover target in their sights ?

    A Swedish Rhapsody perhaps.....
    May 8 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Expect more pronounced slowing" in mortgage banking and loan demand, says Sterne Agee's Todd Hagerman after this morning's earnings from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan. Mortgage banking income fell as expected, but both banks reported slowing application volumes as well, suggesting future cuts to earnings estimates. XLF -0.8%[View news story]
    whether or not we should expect a " more pronounced slowing " in mortgage banking or loan demand is a moot point.

    The macroeconomic situation will ultimately define the pace of change in these areas. A rising tide lifts all boats, and it may well be that we
    will see some acceleration in demand as activity continues to progress.
    Apr 12 03:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems (DDD -4.7%) co-founder/CTO Charles Hull sold 500K shares on March 13. That leaves Hull, 73, with only 461.5K shares in the company. 3D shares appear to be pressured by the news. (13D filings: I, II[View news story]
    Sadly this is a grave concern. If he had faith in his company he would hold and pass what he believed was a growing stake on to his successors. Cashing out 50% + now shows a serious lack of commitment,
    Mar 15 04:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment