Shares of The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ:XONE) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 170,213 shares traded hands 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.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a report on Friday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The ExOne from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 30th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Imperial Capital downgraded The ExOne from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $8.00 to $9.00 in a report on Monday, March 28th. Finally, Pacific Crest reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of The ExOne in a report on Monday, March 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The ExOne currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.33.

The firm’s market cap is $169.83 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.36 and its 200 day moving average is $10.47.

The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 company earned $8.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.06 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.53) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that The ExOne Co. will post ($0.89) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake 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 fund owned 261,687 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,956 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned 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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