At the time the article was written on December 13, 2012, 3D closed at 46.08, it is now trading at 61.27, an increase of 33%. Stratasys traded at 70.46 back then, now it is at 83.69, a rise of over 18%. And one 3D stock that I didn't write about, and is a much smaller company, is Organovo Holdings (ONVO), which closed at 2.16 on December 13 and is now at 3.84, an incredible increase of 77%.
Of course, this wasn't the first time I wrote about 3D printing. I have featured several articles throughout the year. One of the first articles I wrote about was on January 8, 2012. At that time DDD which closed at 15.81 the next business day, an incredible increase of 287%, and SSYS was at 35.15, and has risen 146%. This is an average percentage increase of 216%.
Is the run on these stocks over? Even though they may be good for the long term, I would say that they are certainly due for a pullback. Now it is time to look for the next hot industry.
Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.