NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $48.24 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $48. Stratasys is changing hands at $48.05 with 203,336 shares traded as of 12:42 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 147,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Stratasys has a market cap of $923.6 million and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 37.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stratasys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of three dimensional (3D) printing, rapid prototyping (RP), and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 71, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 101.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stratasys as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Stratasys Ratings Report.

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