4-Star Growth Stocks Poised to Pop: Stratasys

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, 3-D printing and production technologist Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Stratasys and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Stratasys facts

Headquarters (founded)

Eden Prairie, Minn. (1989)

Market Cap

$1.4 billion

Industry

Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$177.9 million

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Scott Crump
CFO Robert Gallagher

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

8.6%

Cash/Debt

$51.2 million / $0

Competitors

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  )
Dassault Systemes
EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 764 members who have rated Stratasys believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, dvena, succinctly summed up the Stratasys bull case for our community:

Best in class industrial 3D and additive manufacturing printers in a nascent industry that is getting media attention. The real driver here will not be hobbyists, but mass adoption among manufacturers. Add to that a company with zero debt and you have a winner.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and has the following options: short NOV 2012 $35.00 calls on 3D Systems. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend 3D Systems and Stratasys. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On November 02, 2012, at 3:55 PM, troym72 wrote:

    Interesting this was written and posted while Stratasys stock price was in a 12% free-fall. Anyone want to try to catch the falling knife?

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