Despite all the Wall Street hype surrounding 3D printing stocks, the companies have faltered in several areas. 3D Systems is among the companies placing more emphasis in consumer novelties and the hobbyist market, including an in-home chocolate factory created for Hershey (HSY).
Additionally, Barron’s report says that the company “has grown better at printing press releases than profits” as it has repeatedly missed its own earnings forecast. 3D Systems saw shares fall 20% last month due to disappointing fourth-quarter earnings caused by higher spending on research development.
Stratasys has also had its fair share of problems including a partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) that fell through with no explanation in 2012.
DDD stock has been hit the hardest of all 3D printing stocks today with shares down over 5.4%. VJET shares are down about 4.6%, XONE stock is down 4% and SSYS stock is down 2.5%.
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