BGU - XONE 5/13/13

Published : May 13 2013 at 10:19 ET

3D printer manufacturer XONE is having a buyable gap up in today's trade. Two other major group stocks are DDD which had two recent pocket pivots and SSYS reported earnings pre-market. SSYS was trading substantially higher pre-market but as the tug-of-war in earnings report interpretation ensues, the stock is trading about mid-bar break-even to Friday's close.

While the 3D printing group is hot, XONE comes with the following caveats:

=It is very thin.

=It is an IPO so carries more volatility risk.

=Earnings have been negative up until the recent quarter, though some hot IPO stocks that do this can move substantially higher.

=Sales had been single digits on a quarterly basis but moved into low double digits in its most recent quarter for a 368% gain compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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