Stratasys Ltd (SSYS): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Stratasys ( SSYS) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Stratasys rose $1.06 (1.1%) to $101.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 745,602 shares of Stratasys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,051,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $100.03-$102.41 after having opened the day at $100.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.56. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 24.3%, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 9.0%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 7.8% and JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 6.2%.

Stratasys Ltd. provides additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for the creation of parts used in the processes of designing and manufacturing products and for the direct manufacture of end parts. Stratasys has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Stratasys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stratasys as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front, Ecotality ( ECTY), down 11.0%, Exide Technologies ( XIDE), down 9.4%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 8.7% and Manitex International ( MNTX), down 6.2% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Reliance Steel and Aluminum ( RS) being today's industrial industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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