Shares of 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) rose 3.4% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company 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.

A number of equities analysts have commented on DDD shares. Vetr cut shares of 3D Systems Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $13.10 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of 3D Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 10th. Pacific Crest reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of 3D Systems Corp. in a research note on Sunday, June 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of 3D Systems Corp. in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Finally, Bank of America Corp. raised shares of 3D Systems Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $11.00 to $26.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. 3D Systems Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.96.

The firm’s market capitalization is $1.58 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $13.16 and its 200-day moving average is $12.33.

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 the consensus estimate of $0.05. The company had revenue of $152.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.05 earnings per share. 3D Systems Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that 3D Systems Corp. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director G Walter Loewenbaum II bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $12.08 per share, for a total transaction of $241,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,004,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,138,104.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Several large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in DDD. Investment Management of Virginia LLC raised its stake in 3D Systems Corp. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC now owns 1,644,858 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock valued at $14,294,000 after buying an additional 19,405 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. raised its stake in 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 valued at $1,315,000 after buying an additional 40,800 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in 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 valued at $1,780,000 after buying an additional 18,460 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in 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 valued at $1,837,000 after buying an additional 3,382 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in 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 valued at $1,189,000 after buying an additional 1,882 shares in 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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