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Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.10, AR Network reports. The company had revenue of $178.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. Stratasys’s revenue was up 67.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Stratasys updated its FY14 guidance to $2.25-2.35 EPS.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Stratasys in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $150.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Stratasys from $104.00 to $138.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Stratasys in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They set a “top pick” rating on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Stratasys has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $136.65.

Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) traded up 15.89% on Thursday, hitting $114.63. 1,795,210 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Stratasys has a 52-week low of $83.00 and a 52-week high of $138.10. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $105.2 and its 200-day moving average is $106.1. The company’s market cap is $5.654 billion. Stratasys also saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,260 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 105% compared to the average volume of 1,105 call options.

Stratasys, Inc is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (NASDAQ:SSYS) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets.

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