The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $13.67.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Canaccord Genuity Group upgraded The ExOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $9.50 to $13.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded The ExOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $9.50 to $13.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The ExOne in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The ExOne from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price (down previously from $18.00) on shares of The ExOne in a research report on Monday, August 14th.

In related news, Director John Irvin sold 3,606 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.54, for a total value of $41,613.24. Following the transaction, the director now owns 154,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,780,622. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 23,039 shares of company stock worth $269,349 in the last 90 days. 31.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of XONE. Vident Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in The ExOne by 48.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 931,671 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $10,584,000 after acquiring an additional 305,955 shares during the period. Ark Investment Management LLC increased its position in The ExOne by 35.5% in the 2nd quarter. Ark Investment Management LLC now owns 696,980 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $7,980,000 after acquiring an additional 182,770 shares during the period. Cowen Inc. acquired a new position in The ExOne in the 3rd quarter valued at about $511,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in The ExOne by 136.6% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 46,288 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $526,000 after acquiring an additional 26,724 shares during the period. Finally, Banque Pictet & Cie SA acquired a new position in The ExOne in the 2nd quarter valued at about $229,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.66% of the company’s stock.

Shares of The ExOne (XONE) opened at $12.11 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.60, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The ExOne has a 52-week low of $6.72 and a 52-week high of $14.43.

The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The industrial products company reported ($0.30) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.13). The ExOne had a negative return on equity of 25.42% and a negative net margin of 39.52%. The firm had revenue of $15.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.23) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that The ExOne will post -1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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