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When Should You Buy 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD)?

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3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), which is in the tech business, and is based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine 3D Systems’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for 3D Systems

What is 3D Systems worth?

According to my valuation model, 3D Systems seems to be fairly priced at around 7.3% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy 3D Systems today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $8.52, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that 3D Systems’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from 3D Systems?

NYSE:DDD Past and Future Earnings, October 13th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. With profit expected to grow by 58% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for 3D Systems. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in DDD’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on DDD, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on 3D Systems. You can find everything you need to know about 3D Systems in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in 3D Systems, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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