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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
ExOne ExOne is a relatively small 3-D printing company that focuses on industrial printing—and recently released details about a new manufacturing printer. Currently, 44% of shares are sold short. 3-D printing companies have been hit hard lately, and ExOne is no exception. The company’s revenue can be very lumpy, as selling four or five printers constitutes most of product sales. ExOne has yet to prove its technology will be adopted en masse by manufacturers.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term ExOne is expected to report a loss of $0.05 per share. The company expects revenues to clock in at $18.5 million. For the next fiscal year, expectations are set for $61.8 million in sales and a loss of $0.41 per share. Over the Long-Term ExOne is focused on winning over customers by offering 3-D printing services, dubbed ExCast. This division grew by 40% over the first nine months of 2014—look to see if that growth continued. ExOne has been burned on the market in the past because the shipment of one or two printers has been delayed. Listen in to hear management’s full-year guidance to help get a better view for the company’s growth trajectory…minus all the lumpiness.
Papa Murphy’s Papa Murphy’s is unique in that it puts together the ingredients for a pizza in front of your eyes, but leaves the actual baking to you. Currently, 30% of Papa Murphy’s shares are sold short. Papa Murphy’s is a recent IPO with little public history. It currently trades for over 25 times earnings. Despite growth plans, many believe the company lacks a sustainable competitive advantage, as barriers to entry are relatively low.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Papa Murphy’s is expected to report revenues of $26.4 million. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.18 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $102 million in sales and earnings of $0.53 per share. Over the Long-Term With just over 1,400 locations world-wide, Papa Murphy’s still has lots of room to grow. Listen in to hear what plans are for 2015 store count growth. That being said, growing your store base isn’t worth it if same store sales aren’t growing as well. Although management predicts 3% growth in this metric, for the stock’s price to be justified, I think 4% growth is needed.
Guess Guess is a leading provider of apparel, primarily for teens and young adults. Currently, 15% of shares are sold short. Guess has been losing market share and had shrinking sales over the last two years, leading some to believe that its lost touch with its demographic.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Guess to report revenue of $705 million. They are also expecting earnings per share to come in at $0.58. For 2015, expectations are set for $2.32 billion in sales with earnings of $0.95 per share. Over the Long-Term Believe it or not, how the company performs based on this quarter’s earnings are very important for long-term investors. The 4th quarter typically accounts for more revenue than any other. Even if the company meets expectations, it will represent an 8% drop in revenue.
One Great Stock to Buy for 2015 And Beyond