Investing in Overhyped 3-D Printing Stocks Will Prove Difficult

The Motley Fool's industrial analyst, Isaac Pino, recently attended The Atlantic magazine's Manufacturing Summit for insight into the industry and visited General Electric's 30 Rockefeller offices for a closer look at the $250 billion conglomerate. Isaac and Motley Fool Money host Chris Hill weigh in on the company's transformation over the past few years, its game-changing investments in 3-D printing and the industrial Internet, and the opportunity ahead for GE shareholders.

In the following segment, Isaac answers whether he's bullish on 3-D printing stocks as an investor. He tells us that while the industry itself is fascinating and sure to produce some incredibly creative innovations over the next decade or so, picking one company that's going to emerge as the clear winner from this nascent industry is going to be difficult at this stage.


3D Systems, one of the 3-D printing companies discussed in the video, is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

The article Investing in Overhyped 3-D Printing Stocks Will Prove Difficult originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. Isaac Pino, CPA, owns shares of General Electric. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems and Stratasys; owns shares of 3D Systems, General Electric, IBM, and Stratasys; and has options on 3D Systems. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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