Today's Research on 3D Systems and Cummins: Diversified Machinery Stocks Look
LONDON, February 27, 2013
LONDON, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Budding industrial segments offers attractive returns but also have high risk
quotient. Case in point is 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) as its stock delivered
triple digit growth in the past 52 weeks. The sales and profit also rose
significantly, but could not match elevated expectations, sending the share
price down in the stock market. On the other hand, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI)
provided low single digit growth in stock price with modest dividend yield.
However, the company's returns come with low risk quotient. Overall, the
sector offers good investment opportunities for both value and growth
investors. StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on
3D Systems and Cummins and these free reports are accessible by registering at
3D Systems Corp. Announces Higher Sales and Profits
3D Systems reported its quarterly results and its revenue grew 45 percent but
failed to meet consensus estimates. For its fourth quarter, the company
generated $101.6 million in revenue. Its annual sales climbed 53.5 percent to
touch $353.6 million figure. Its net income was reported at $1.25 per share.
Despite the good growth rate displayed, the company's results lagged behind
consensus estimates. It also provided conservative outlook for 2013 where its
revenue is likely to be in the range of $440 million and $485 million. Its
earnings are expected to be in the range of $1.00 and $1.15 per share. Sign up
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3D Systems is engaged in additive manufacturing and the industry is in an
infancy stage. However, the company itself holds a leadership position in the
sector. Its stock grew 118 percent in the past 12 months. However, so far this
year it lost 1 percent of its value. The overall trend looks good for the
stock; nonetheless investors should be aware of the challenges faced by this
nascent segment. Despite the run up in its stock price in the past 52 weeks,
3D Systems still has the steam to go up in the stock market.
Cummins Inc. Provides Fiscal 2013 Outlook
Cummins stock is up 4.6 percent on a YTD basis. It also offers 1.76 percent
dividend yield and recently paid 50 cents per share in dividend. The company
is in the mature stage and provides low yet steady return to its investors.
Cummins holds a leadership position in diversified machinery segment. Be sure
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It announced its fourth quarter results and the company surpassed analysts'
expectations. Its revenue for the quarter stood at $4.29 billion, beating the
estimates by 5 percent. However, on a YoY basis, it declined 12.8 percent.
Similarly its net income for the quarter also dropped 30.5 percent to $2 per
share. Cummins was expected to report its net income at $1.75 per share.
Cummins also provided its outlook for fiscal 2013. The company expects its
revenue to remain flat or to decline by 5 percent. Cummins Inc. is currently
facing soft demands for trucks. The industry-wide malady has hit the company
hard. The company had to revise its 2012 outlook downward twice during the
year. The company's management reported that it improved its margins during
the quarter. With the improvement in general economy and construction sector,
the company may see some reprieve on the demand front.
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