Media stories about 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. 3D Systems Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the 3D printing company an impact score of 45.4829322894509 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) traded up 0.15% on Friday, hitting $13.71. 2,975,590 shares of the stock traded hands. 3D Systems Corporation has a 12 month low of $12.02 and a 12 month high of $23.70. The company’s market cap is $1.56 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $13.34 and its 200-day moving average is $16.65.

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The 3D printing company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.04). 3D Systems Corporation had a negative net margin of 5.39% and a positive return on equity of 1.69%. The firm had revenue of $159.47 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.12 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that 3D Systems Corporation will post $0.44 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of 3D Systems Corporation in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $18.00 price target for the company. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on shares of 3D Systems Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of 3D Systems Corporation in a report on Monday, July 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of 3D Systems Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of 3D Systems Corporation in a report on Friday, May 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.33.

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In related news, insider Vyomesh Joshi acquired 15,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.96 per share, for a total transaction of $199,584.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 165,400 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,143,584. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

3D Systems Corporation Company Profile

3D Systems Corporation is a holding company. The Company provides three-dimensional (3D) printing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, software, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), and printing of medical and dental devices and surgical guides and instruments.

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