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  • 3D Systems: How Market Dynamics Have Created A Bubble [View article]
    The Gartner chart should be named "Mothers of invention looking for necessities".

    The survivors in this market will have giants shares of a niche market.
    Feb 22 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: How Market Dynamics Have Created A Bubble [View article]

    Please keep up the good work.
    Feb 22 12:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP's Identity Crisis: Calling Dr. Deming [View article]
    More than Deming, HP needs seven sigma.
    Feb 20 10:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: Bright Future, Dangerous Present [View article]
    Couldn't they have announced the split after a good earnings report? Or, are they trying to obfuscate.
    Feb 19 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Double-Down On 3D Printing [View article]
    DDD Major Holders. Not sure of date reported.
    Fund Title Shares % Owned Source
    PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ COMM STK 6,057,280 10.62% 13F
    Fidelity Investments COM NEW 3,488,700 6.12% 13F
    VILLERE ST DENIS J & CO LLC COM NEW 3,103,923 5.44% 13F
    BlackRock Fund Advisors COM NEW 2,106,302 3.69% 13F
    CLARK ESTATES INC/NY COM 1,554,514 2.73% 13F
    BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. COM NEW 1,295,853 2.27% 13F
    MORGAN STANLEY COM 1,276,235 2.24% 13F
    STATE STREET CORP COMMON STOCK 1,047,864 1.84% 13F
    LORD ABBETT & CO LLC COM 810,840 1.42% 13F
    NORTHERN TRUST CORP COM 748,772 1.31% 13F
    OPPENHEIMER FUNDS INC COM 700,000 1.23% 13F
    Feb 18 07:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: A Sobering Reality [View article]
    As long as there's large institutional ownership, DDD should be okay. If there is any gimmickry in the stock split, institutional owners would figure it out very quickly and all rush for the exits together. They probably will not lend their shares to short sellers. Just have to wait till Monday next week for it to play out.
    Feb 18 07:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Medical Marijuana: It's Just A Pump And Dump [View article]
    The mother of all pumps and dumes is CVM
    CelSci Corporation
    Feb 18 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Would Short 3D Systems [View article]
    The short answer is probably "NO", however, if you already have a short position, it wouldn't be a bad idea to puy some out-of-the-money calls, in case there's a surprise and short squeeze.
    Feb 17 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Would Short 3D Systems [View article]
    The reason why the stock dropped is baked in the price. Large investors (in spite of equal disclosure laws} always have a better sense of direction. The volume on the downside has increased and the large investors are probably taking profits.
    Feb 17 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Would Short 3D Systems [View article]
    Strongly agree with your "Sell" recommendation, but the problem is that you can't borrow this stock easily, and if you could, it could leap up at any time.

    Secondly, the stock split intention is not clear. The company claims it wants to increase liquididty, and if they're expecting strong results, it may make sense. If on the other hand they post weak results, it could hit your downside target very quickly.
    Feb 17 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: A Sobering Reality [View article]
    Could see a bounce from these levels through the earnings call on 2/25. If they beat numbers handily and provide a strong outlook, DDD could take back previous highs pretty quickly. A break below $59 before earnings on high volume could tank it big time.
    Feb 16 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LinkedIn - What You Must Believe To Support Current Valuations [View article]
    A less risky way to trade LNKD is to buy deep in the money puts. e.g. April $180 strike put for $20. It's less costly than shorting the stock outright, and risk/reward is attractive. The large institutional ownership and short interest is driving LNKD higher, but could see some profit taking soon.
    Feb 16 07:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today's Market News To Trade On: 5 Stocks Moving On News [View article]
    If it's stock manipulation, what about Jim Cramer's "Buy" recommendations? There seems to be a stigma against short selling, but this is totally misguided. Furthermore, short selling has been shown to be extremely risky and a high level of short interest should be considered a bullish contrarian sign.
    Feb 15 07:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems (DDD -5.8%) spikes lower after Citron Research declares it a "bubble stock" in a new report (.pdf). The short-seller compares the current hype surrounding 3D printing to the, real estate, and alternative energy bubbles, criticizes 3D's low R&D spending and aggressive M&A strategy (so have some SA writers), and accuses management of providing a torrent of misleading promotional rhetoric. Also lower: SSYS -6.3%. XONE -2.1%. PRLB -7.7%[View news story]
    We will know on 2/25.
    Feb 15 01:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Happy Catastrophe Of 3D Printing [View article]
    This article was posted on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but the worst is yet to come.
    Feb 14 10:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment