3D Printing Stocks – Be Careful

I would be careful before venturing into 3D stocks. There’s a lot of speculations and stock prices have risen really high really fast. I suggest you read Barron’s piece on 3D Printing: http://goo.gl/VNDey6

3D printing has been a source of interest and his touted as the catalyst for the next big industrial revolution. Barron’s highlights value investor Whitney Tilson’s critique of 3D Systems (DDD) and the company’s recent warning, argues 3D printing/additive manufacturing “remains slow and cumbersome.

Some of 3D printing red flags:
– Low or no profits
– Miss forecasts
– Lower guidance
– Over-valuation (trading at 13x revenues)
– Stock driven by enthusiasm, not cash flow or income
– Too many splashy press releases
– Increased competition

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