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

$3.0 billion


Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$215.2 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/Chief Innovation Officer Scott Crump

CEO David Reis

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$153.9 million / $0


3D Systems

Dassault Systemes

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,052 members who have rated Stratasys believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, monkeykat, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Stratasys is at the forefront of the 3D printing world and the maker of the largest 3D printers available. It may take a few more years before home versions become affordable enough for people to buy from 3D and other companies, but [Stratasys] will continue to lead and expand into the commercial and industrial market well ahead of any newcomers.

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