Three 3D Printing Stocks You Should Watch!

Last week I wrote a post on the emergence of 3D printing.  As promised, I’m following up with three recommendations for you of stocks to watch in the sector.

3D printing is shaping the future, as it is applied to more and more industries around the world every day.  From aerospace, to automotive, to education, to medical, 3D printing is capable of revolutionizing every industry in some way.

Here are three companies that stand to benefit from this trend:

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS): The global leader in 3D printing and additive solutions.  Stratasys has a market cap of $1.5 billion, and currently trades at $28.08 a share.

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD): Designs, develops, markets, and services rapid 3D printing, prototyping and manufacturing systems and related products and materials.  3D Systems has a market cap of $1.55 billion and currently trades at $13.65 a share.

Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB): Proto Labs does rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing via injection modeling, CNC machining and 3D printing. Proto Labs has a market cap of $3 billion and currently trades for $111.40.

Each of these companies will do very well if the projections for 3D printing manufacturing come to fruition and the industry sees a tenfold increase in demand.

 

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Why I’m Bullish on 3D Printing Stocks!

One of the hottest sectors in the market right now is 3D printing stocks.

On August 7, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) reported earnings that were much better than expected.  Since then, the entire sector has been on fire!

3D Systems is up 50% since August 7, to $20.37.  Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is up 29% to $24.52, and Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) is up 12.5% to $140.65.

Now, it’s possible that any sector in the market, for a number of reasons, can go on a hot streak.  I believe, however, that 3D printing has a huge future in front of it.

If you recall (many people don’t), 3D printing was all the rage in 2012.  It was thought that every household would have a 3D printer; however, that never happened.  Instead, the 3D printing stocks crashed and burned, with 3D Systems and Stratasys losing 90% of their value.

Over the last three years, 3D printing stocks have moved sideways, and have been completely out of favor.

However…now may be the time to take a serious look at this group!

According to ARK Invest, the total 3D printing market is currently $6.5 billion, and could grow nearly tenfold by 2022, to $65 billion:

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Check out this example of the amazing ways in which 3D printing is being implemented today.

Until next time…

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