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What: Shares of 3-D printing technologist Stratasys
So what: The company is in the habit of beating analyst estimates senseless, preferably with a freshly printed blunt object. This time, second-quarter earnings did indeed exceed expectations, but revenues did not -- and retribution is often swift and merciless when you're priced for perfection to begin with.
Now what: Stratasys sat even higher in the nosebleed seats three months ago, before investors punished the company for an overpriced acquisition on the eve of another positive earnings surprise. In the meantime, the company has renewed an agreement that lets Hewlett-Packard
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