Desktop Metal Inc (DM) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Desktop Metal Inc (NYSE: DM)’s stock price has decreased by -1.19 compared to its previous closing price of 0.85. However, the company has seen a 7.98% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2024-04-02 that 3D printing stocks haven’t seen the surge in popularity they once did — investors recognized that the sector is capital-intensive and, while the industry matures, low margin. But that’s beginning to change as the top 3D printing stocks pivot away from focusing on hardware and begin focusing on niche, targeted software to maximize existing hardware’s potential.

Is It Worth Investing in Desktop Metal Inc (NYSE: DM) Right Now?

Moreover, the 36-month beta value for DM is 0.68. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The public float for DM is 204.87M and currently, short sellers hold a 33.19% of that float. On April 03, 2024, DM’s average trading volume was 3.67M shares.

DM’s Market Performance

DM’s stock has seen a 7.98% increase for the week, with a 52.76% rise in the past month and a 14.63% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 7.70%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 11.59% for Desktop Metal Inc The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 16.50% for DM’s stock, with a -24.95% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of DM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DM stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for DM by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for DM in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $1.75 based on the research report published on January 06, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

Credit Suisse gave a rating of “Neutral” to DM, setting the target price at $2.80 in the report published on August 17th of the previous year.

DM Trading at 29.83% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -64.54% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 11.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.70%, as shares surge +53.84% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.80% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DM rose by +6.01%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -61.26% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $0.7359. In addition, Desktop Metal Inc saw 11.92% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for DM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.93 for the present operating margin
  • 0.09 for the gross margin

The net margin for Desktop Metal Inc stands at -1.7. The total capital return value is set at -0.41. Equity return is now at value -84.06, with -49.37 for asset returns.

Based on Desktop Metal Inc (DM), the company’s capital structure generated 0.33 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at -0.96. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.5. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is -38.4.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is -103.65 million with net debt to EBITDA at -0.52. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.77. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.03for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.38. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.08.


To wrap up, the performance of Desktop Metal Inc (DM) has been better in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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