NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Facebook (FB - Get Report) shares gained 2.6% to $27.73 as the social-network company announced its first-ever product without needing an account, Facebook Messenger for Android. Users can sign up using just a phone number.
Facebook also is working on settling some of its legal claims. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted preliminary approval of $20 million to settle claims that Facebook used some of its users' named without their permission, while advertising products through its "Sponsored Stories."
Facebook shares have been performed exceptionally well, gaining 56% over the past three months.
Stratasys (SSYS - Get Report) shares fell on heavy volume, dropping 3.05% to $67.91, as the 3D printing company loses some of its luster. Still, the shares are up 123% since the start of the year, while competitor 3D Systems (DDD) has added 211%. Interested in more on Stratasys? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. -- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York. >Contact by Email. Follow @Commodity_Bull