Why I'm Happy 3-D Printing Stocks Declined

After hearing about a great new technology about two years ago, Fool contributor Matt Thalman has patiently waited for what seemed like an eternity for a pullback in the share prices of a few companies that operate in the industry. Now, a recent decline in the shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) gives him a better entry point into the industry, but he's waiting for one event this coming week to unfold before pulling the trigger. For more details, including whether you should be watching these stocks as well, check out the following video.

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  • Report this Comment On August 04, 2013, at 4:33 PM, tdos1111 wrote:

    where has this guy been? the shares of ddd rallied before the latest earnings call and then fell back after the "slight miss" How is he considering this a significant pullback? Both stocks are near their all time high. And if this guy has been following these stocks for any length of time then he would have seen great opportunities for "entry" in the past six months when you could have bought ddd for close to 30 dollars a share! On top of that.. if this guy really believes in the future of these two companies.. what if ssys doesn't miss! He is recommending having no position.. why not build your position and hedge either way! This guy doesn't make a whole lot of sense (at least to me)

  • Report this Comment On August 04, 2013, at 9:36 PM, chris293 wrote:

    Of course, I could be wrong but when some companies grow sales or earnings only by less than 10%, aren't companies with growth over 25% in sales or earnings still a better buy. After all, the logic for a prior year number, say 100% increase having a -10% number this year would really sales or earnings grew only 90% this year.

  • Report this Comment On August 05, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Dchin62973 wrote:

    If you don't have a position in this stock and if it is a stock that hasn't given a buying on a dip in a long time, why not take the opportunity to buy some SSYS on the dip that was caused by DDD stock. Because if SSYS reportes much better thasn expected earnings on Aug. 8th, 2013, you will have missed this so called opportunity again.

    If SSYS sells off on earnings, you can purchase more SSYS as you believe that the 3D Printer Technology is a revolutionary device that should make these 3D Printer comapnies lots of money.

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