In this segment from Tuesday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Mike Olsen each pick one stock they'll be watching closely in the week ahead. Jason looks at newcomer to the 3-D printing space ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE), known for its focus on commercial rather than consumer printers, as well as its metal printing capabilities. Meanwhile, Mike looks at FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD), and tells investors why this network of florists is a fundamentally misunderstood retailer, with some very enticing share buybacks on the horizon.
Could 3-D printing change the manufacturing landscape forever?
For the first time since the early days of this country, we're in a position to dominate the global manufacturing landscape thanks to a single, revolutionary technology: 3-D printing. Although this sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, the success of 3D printing is already a foregone conclusion to many manufacturers around the world. The trick now is to identify the companies -- and thereby the stocks -- that will prevail in the battle for market share. To see the three companies that are currently positioned to do so, simply download our invaluable free report on the topic by clicking here now.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article referred to FTD Companies as Flowers Direct. The Fool regrets the error.
Alison Southwick, Jason Moser, and Michael Olsen, CFA, have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of ExOne. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.