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The Best 3-D Printing Stock for 2014 Is …

There's a good chance that if you've been invested in the 3-D printing sector over the past year, you've done quite well. One of the best performers has been 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) , rallying more than 150% year to date and easily beating Mr. Market's 29% return.

As 2013 comes to a close, it's time for investors to start thinking about the year ahead and what that may mean for their portfolios. If you're a 3-D printing investor, you're probably wondering which company is in the best position to benefit in the year ahead. Fool contributor and 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller believes that 3D Systems is likely the best 3-D printing investment for the coming year.

The company's diversified approach, established leadership position, and ability to partner for results all play into why Steve believes 3D Systems' business will continue to benefit over the longer term. Check out the following video to hear Steve's full thoughts on the matter and why investors should also temper their expectations going forward.  

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  • Report this Comment On December 29, 2013, at 6:58 PM, HarlandFinnPhd wrote:

    Thank you for another strong article.

    I own two of the big 3D stocks but my personal favorite for 2014 is a virtually unknown Canadian company, Lomiko Metals.

    Symbol LMRMF in the USA, LMR.V in Canada.

    They are pioneering 3D graphene printing along with their better known partner, Graphene Labs.

    Together, they have formed 3D Graphene Labs.

    Well worth doing some DD on LMRMF.

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2013, at 10:23 AM, seanjj06 wrote:

    Hey HarlandFinnphd.. I would like to own stocks in 3D also but really don't no who I need to invest with can I get some advice thanks.....

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2013, at 2:13 PM, pintac wrote:

    I am going long in DDD and making good.

    One concern is this info: CHEMNITZ, Germany, Dec. 9, 2013 — Laser micromachining systems maker 3D-Micromac AG and EOS GmbH, a provider of additive manufacturing products, have established a business to bring microlaser sintering technology (MLS) to the automotive, medical and jewelry industries, the companies announced this week.

    It doesnt look like it is traded... hmmmm

  • Report this Comment On June 11, 2014, at 10:07 AM, 3sisters wrote:

    Now @ 6 months later, have opinions changed on which company may be best from here? Does anyone think 3D printers may be coming to the pc market?

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