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 coveted five-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

$3.6 billion


Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$267.5 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/Chief Innovation Officer Scott Crump

CEO David Reis

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$140.9 million / $0


3D Systems

Dassault Systemes

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,147 members who have rated Stratasys believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, lavistock, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Stratasys is positioning itself across the board as a leader -- in enterprise sales as well as in consumer sales (with the recent acquisition of MakerBot). The market may be big enough for more 2 strong players (3D Systems & Stratasys) and in the near term (5 years) they will surely compete and grow as this market embraces 3D printing."

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