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Materialize (MTLS) closed the most recent trading day at $ 20.35, moving -0.25% from the previous trading session. This change was narrower than the S&P 500’s 0.38% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.5%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.05%.
Prior to today’s trading, shares of the 3D printing software and medical and industrial products company had lost 1.45% over the past month. This has been narrower than the Computer and Technology sector’s loss of 8.71% and the S&P 500’s loss of 6.25% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Materialise as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of $ 0.06, up 50% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $ 60.92 million, up 9.58% from the year-ago period.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Materialize. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company’s business and profitability.
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Investors should also note Materialize’s current valuation metrics, including its Forward P / E ratio of 87.43. This valuation marks a premium compared to its industry’s average Forward P / E of 52.41.
The Internet – Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 158, putting it in the bottom 39% of all 250+ industries.
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