The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ:XONE) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 170,213 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 5% from the previous session’s volume of 161,507 shares.The stock last traded at $10.43 and had previously closed at $10.26.

XONE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The ExOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, March 26th. Pacific Crest reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Brean Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.33.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.40 and a 200-day moving average of $10.46. The company’s market capitalization is $169.83 million.

The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported ($0.35) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.02. The business earned $8.41 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.06 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.53) earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that The ExOne Co. will post ($0.89) earnings per share for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in The ExOne stock. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ:XONE) by 6.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 261,687 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,956 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned approximately 1.80% of The ExOne worth $2,627,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

The ExOne Company is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. The Company’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines.

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