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Stratasys Ltd is a computer hardware business based in the US. Stratasys shares (SSYS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Stratasys employs 2,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$568.1 million.

How to buy shares in Stratasys

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Stratasys. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SSYS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Stratasys reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$21.12, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Stratasys, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Stratasys. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Stratasys share price

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Stratasys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$21.12
52-week rangeUSD$11.89 - USD$22.21
50-day moving average USD$13.8
200-day moving average USD$15.603
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.6
PE ratio 227.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.084

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Stratasys price performance over time

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Is Stratasys under- or over-valued?

Valuing Stratasys stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Stratasys's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Stratasys's P/E ratio

Stratasys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 228x. In other words, Stratasys shares trade at around 228x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Stratasys's PEG ratio

Stratasys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Stratasys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Stratasys's EBITDA

Stratasys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Stratasys's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Stratasys financials

Revenue TTM USD$568.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$314.4 million
Return on assets TTM -2.43%
Return on equity TTM -5.24%
Profit margin -10.46%
Book value $20.312
Market capitalisation USD$796.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Stratasys shares

There are currently 11.6 million Stratasys shares held short by investors – that's known as Stratasys's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 11.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Stratasys shares can be evaluated.

Stratasys's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Stratasys's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Stratasys shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Stratasys shares traded daily (recently around 845066.5449233). Stratasys's SIR currently stands at 13.69. In other words for every 100,000 Stratasys shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13690 shares are currently held short.

However Stratasys's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Stratasys shares, or, against the total number of tradable Stratasys shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Stratasys's short interest could be expressed as 0.21% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Stratasys shares in existence, roughly 210 shares are currently held short) or 0.3822% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Stratasys shares, roughly 382 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Stratasys.

Find out more about how you can short Stratasys stock.

Stratasys share dividends

We're not expecting Stratasys to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Stratasys's shares ever split?

Stratasys's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stratasys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stratasys shares which in turn could have impacted Stratasys's share price.

Stratasys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stratasys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.89 up to $22.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSYS.US volatility(beta: 1.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Stratasys's is 1.54. This would suggest that Stratasys's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Stratasys overview

Stratasys Ltd. provides 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions for individuals, businesses, and enterprises. Its 3D printing systems utilize its fused deposition modeling (FDM) and inkjet-based PolyJet technologies to enable the production of prototypes, tools used for production, and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. The company offers entry-level desktop 3D printers to systems for rapid prototyping, and production systems for direct digital manufacturing. It also provides 3D printing consumable materials, including FDM cartridge-based materials, PolyJet cartridge-based materials, non-color digital materials, and color variations. In addition, the company offers GrabCAD Print software that provides job programming, scheduling, monitoring, and analytics across various 3D printing technologies; and GrabCAD Workbench, a cloud-based project data management solution. Further, it operates Thingiverse, an online community for sharing downloadable digital 3D designs; and GrabCAD Community for mechanical engineers, designers, manufacturers, and students to best practices through tutorials, discussion forums, and design/print challenges. Additionally, the company offers customer support, basic warranty, and extended support programs, as well as strategy, operations, and engineering consultancy services; leases or rents 3D printers and 3D production systems; produces prototypes and end-use parts for customers from a customer-provided CAD file; and offers plastic and metal parts for rapid prototyping and production processes, as well as related professional services, carbon-fiber based printers, and elastomeric materials. Its products and services are primarily used in the automotive, aerospace, medical, dental, education, and consumer goods markets. The company sells its products through a network of resellers and independent sales agents worldwide. Stratasys Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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