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3D Systems Corporation



) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, 3D Systems Corporation rose $5.99 (7.0%) to $92.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,225,961 shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,814,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $88.05-$92.68 after having opened the day at $88.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.07. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

Bonso Electronics International



), up 12.1%,

Ocean Power Technologies



), up 11.9%,

Altair Nanotechnologies



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), up 6.2% and




), up 5.3%.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets 3D printers, print materials, on-demand custom parts services, and 3D authoring solutions for professionals and consumers. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 142.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

3D Systems Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

Continental Materials Corporation



), down 7.3%,

Shiloh Industries



), down 6.7%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 5.0% and

Fuel Tech



), down 4.5%.

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) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

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