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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
3D Systems 3D Systems, the nation’s largest 3-D printer manufacturer by market cap, is set to report earnings on Monday morning. Currently, 38% of 3D’s shares are sold short. After a few years of very heady growth in the stock price, 3D has come back down to earth. Investors are starting to question if the growth-by-acquisition method is really that great.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term 3D is expected to report earnings per share of $0.17. Analysts expect the company to have collected $183 million in revenue. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $857 million in sales and earnings of $0.95 per share. Over the Long-Term One of the most important metrics for investors to watch is the company’s organic growth rate. A growth-by-acquisition method makes sales jumps look bigger than they really are. The metric slowed all the way to 7% last quarter.
Iconix Iconix is a holding company that owns the rights to several “iconic” brands and collects royalties on their use. Currently, 34% of Grainer’s shares are being sold short. Allegations of income statement manipulations, as well as the resignation of two high-level officers, has many wondering if something nefarious is happening in the company.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Iconix is expected to report revenue of $114 million. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.68 per share. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $501 million in revenue and earnings of $3.07 per share. Over the Long-Term Two things will need to be explained in the company’s conference call: Why the two executives left. How sales from the company’s “other” sources of revenue is being accounted for.
GoPro GoPro makes mobile cameras that are used in a variety of different fields, from sports to security. Currently, 38% of shares are sold short. GoPro is a newly-minted public company. As such, Wall Street wants to see if the pricey stock can live up to expectations…and keep larger competitors at bay.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting GoPro to report revenue of $340 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.18 per share. For the fiscal 2015 year, expectations are set for $1.7 billion in sales with earnings of $1.38 per share. Over the Long-Term Unlike the other two stocks, checking to see if the company can meet expectations might be the best thing to keep an eye on. Keep an eye on gross margins as well, as maintaining their current status north of 40% will be important in proving the brand has pricing power.
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