3 Stocks Getting Crushed Post-Earnings

DDD and INGN have hit new lows early on

May 8, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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Three stocks trading sharply lower this morning after quarterly earnings reports are online education expert 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU), tech name 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), and portable oxygen supplier Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN). Let's break down what's happening with the shares of TWOU, DDD, and INGN.

Analysts Reexamine TWOU Stock

TWOU is trading down 19.9% at $48, despite the firm posting a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and topping revenue forecasts. Instead, investors are focusing on the company's weak second-quarter guidance, resulting in a downgrade to "neutral" from "outperform" at Credit Suisse, which also slashed its price target to $55 from $85. The brokerage firm wrote that "admissions selectivity will likely be a longer-term issue." And while D.A. Davidson said that it still believes in the 2U's growth drivers, it lowered its price target to $70 from $88.

After sliding on the charts in the second half of 2018, the equity found some momentum early in 2019. However, today's losses have the shares nearing their 52-week low of $44.50 from December, and the sentiment setup leaves room for more headwinds. For instance, six of the seven analysts in coverage had "strong buy" recommendations before today, so additional downgrades could come through.

Another Earnings Slide for DDD Stock

DDD shares have shed 15% to trade at $9, notching fresh annual lows and breaking into single-digit territory for the first time since early January, after the 3D printing company's larger-than-expected quarterly loss and weak sales update. At least four brokerage firms have weighed in with price-target cuts, with B. Riley setting the bar the lowest at $8. The sell-off may feel familiar for 3D Systems shareholders, since this would mark the third straight double-digit percentage slide after earnings.

Analysts Overly Bullish on Sinking Inogen

Lastly, INGN has fallen 24% to trade at $70.80, making it one of the worst Nasdaq stocks this morning, and it already hit a two-year low of $64.01. The company's quarterly earnings were worse than Wall Street was expecting, and it also lowered its outlook for the rest of the year. A handful of bear notes have come through, including a downgrade to "neutral" from "overweight" at J.P. Morgan Securities. This just extends the security's slide since September, when it was trading near $288. Considering this, it's pretty shocking that six of the seven covering brokerage firms had "strong buy" endorsements as of yesterday's close.
 

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