Which one is Better? 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) or Datadog Inc. (DDOG)?

On Nov 06, Johnson Andrew Martin, EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec sold 20,068 shares of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), with the average selling price of the stock being $9.62 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $193,054. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, EVP, Chief Technology Officer – HULL CHARLES W sold an extra 41,940 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Nov 05, with a share sold at an average of $9.73 and a total of $408,076 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief Technology Officer – HULL CHARLES W was left with 79,387 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $772435.51.

The recent price movement of DDD means that it is now down by -38.28% from its 52-week high and 38.44% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of DDD stands at 2.41% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.17%. The beta score for this stock is 2.02. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/30/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.1 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.07 by 0.03. The revenue by the firm was 164.07M for the quarter.

The shares of 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) dropped by -0.22%, leading to a loss of -$0.02 per share, and saw DDD end the trading session at $8.95 on Friday 12/27/19. DDD started the trading session at $9.00, before reaching a daily high of $9.15. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $8.92.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 858880, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.31 million shares, out of a total 114.97M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 1.09 billion.

The shares of Datadog Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG) went down by -4.87% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $36.11, which was lower than the previous closing price of $37.96. Over the past one week, the price of DDOG has slipped by -5.22%, while it has recorded a loss of -10.95% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw DDOG gain 11.90%. The situation is different though over its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -3.83%. The stock price has gone up by +31.07% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -18.10% compared to its 90-day high price.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports DDOG stock not long ago. In its report sent out on December 18, 2019, Rosenblatt lowered its ratings on DDOG to a Buy. In an earlier report on November 21, 2019, Oppenheimer Initiated the stock to a Perform. Needham meanwhile in its report on November 13, 2019 Reiterated its rating of the stock to “Buy”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 98.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 129 institutions currently hold the DDOG stock. In the last quarter, a 97,980,524 DDOG shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 129 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 0 institutions sold their entire DDOG reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 129 increased their investment while 0 decreased their investment in the stock.