Shares of The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ:XONE) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.25.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on XONE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The ExOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research report on Friday, November 11th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of The ExOne in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of The ExOne in a research report on Monday, October 3rd.

The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) opened at 11.19 on Tuesday. The ExOne has a 12-month low of $6.60 and a 12-month high of $16.15. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.85. The company’s market capitalization is $180.28 million.

The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 9th. The company reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.04. The ExOne had a negative net margin of 26.84% and a negative return on equity of 14.04%. The company earned $13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.22 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.70) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 46.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that The ExOne will post ($0.74) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director John Irvin sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.51, for a total transaction of $77,550.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 154,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,393,193. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 36.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of XONE. Sanders Morris Harris Inc. purchased a new position in The ExOne during the second quarter worth $124,000. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in The ExOne by 2.5% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 22,896 shares of the company’s stock worth $242,000 after buying an additional 566 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its position in The ExOne by 4.3% in the second quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 16,886 shares of the company’s stock worth $178,000 after buying an additional 698 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in The ExOne by 82.5% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 155,648 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,602,000 after buying an additional 70,341 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in The ExOne by 72.4% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 60,503 shares of the company’s stock worth $640,000 after buying an additional 25,414 shares during the period. 17.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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The ExOne Company Profile

The ExOne Company is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. The Company’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines.

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