John Ransom

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Stock number one: 3D Systems Corp.

3D Systems Stock Sale Signals More Acquisitions—Investor Business Daily

Shares of 3D printer maker 3D Systems tumbled Wednesday after the company announced a secondary public offering of its stock. The Rock Hill, S.C.-based company said Wednesday that it expects to generate gross proceeds of $317 million from the stock offering. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) intends to sell 5.95 million shares in the offering this week. It also granted the underwriter, Canaccord Genuity, an option to purchase up to 892,500 additional shares within 30 days.

Symbol: DDD

Trailing PE: 120; Forward PE: 43

PEG: 2.99

Dividend: 0.60%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell 3D

DDD Chart

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Stock number two: DSW Inc.

Why DSW Inc (DSW) Earnings Report Spooked Investors--The

DSW Inc (DSW_) stock is plummeting on Wednesday after the company reported its first quarter below analysts' consensus and guided for full-year profits less than forecasts. By early afternoon, shares had tanked 27.4% to $23.60. The shoe retailer earned 42 cents a share over its April-ending quarter, 6 cents less than what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had forecast. Revenue edged 0.5% higher to $598.95 million, short of analysts' estimates of $622.33 million.

Symbol: DSW

Trailing PE: 14; Forward PE: 11

PEG: 1.39

Dividend: 2.30%

Estimate Trend: Down

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid DSW

DSW Chart

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Stock number three: Sungy Mobile Limited

Mobile Games, SNS Not Ready For Prime Time--Seeking Alpha

Since the IPO, Sungy's shares have gradually lost their luster as broader sentiment toward these Chinese Internet firms has cooled somewhat. The company's shares fell another 9 percent in after-hours trade after it released its first-quarter results, ending at $12.65. That's still above its IPO share price of $11.22, but a far cry from their post-IPO high of nearly $32 reached earlier this year.

Symbol: GOMO

Trailing PE: 48; Forward PE:11

PEG: 0.62

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Sungy

GOMO Chart

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John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.