News stories about Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stratasys earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.5475972671256 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) opened at $21.11 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,124.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 151.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 1.41. Stratasys has a 12 month low of $17.63 and a 12 month high of $30.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a current ratio of 3.58.

Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $155.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $160.97 million. Stratasys had a positive return on equity of 0.62% and a negative net margin of 6.74%. The company’s revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Stratasys will post 0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SSYS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Stratasys in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Stratasys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Stratasys in a research report on Friday, October 13th. UBS Group upgraded Stratasys from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded Stratasys from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Stratasys currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.87.

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About Stratasys

Stratasys, Inc is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs.

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