3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) shares shot up 3.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $13.74 and last traded at $13.64, with a volume of 1,778,717 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.19.

Several brokerages have commented on DDD. Stephens restated a “buy” rating on shares of 3D Systems Corp. in a research report on Sunday, April 17th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of 3D Systems Corp. in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Brean Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of 3D Systems Corp. in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Vetr raised shares of 3D Systems Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.30 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 3D Systems Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.96.

The firm’s market cap is $1.51 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $13.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.29.

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The 3D printing company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05. The business earned $152.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.05 EPS. 3D Systems Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that 3D Systems Corp. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director G Walter Loewenbaum II purchased 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.08 per share, with a total value of $241,600.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,004,810 shares in the company, valued at $12,138,104.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in shares of 3D Systems Corp. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 136,815 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $1,189,000 after buying an additional 1,882 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in shares of 3D Systems Corp. by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 151,039 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $1,313,000 after buying an additional 950 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. raised its stake in shares of 3D Systems Corp. by 36.9% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 151,360 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $1,315,000 after buying an additional 40,800 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of 3D Systems Corp. by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 204,465 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $1,780,000 after buying an additional 18,460 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of 3D Systems Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 211,389 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock worth $1,837,000 after buying an additional 3,382 shares during the last quarter.

3D Systems Corporation is a holding company. The Company provides three-dimensional (3D) products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, parts services and digital design and manufacturing tools. Its ecosystem supports applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room.

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