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|Bid||22.89 x 1800|
|Ask||22.89 x 1100|
|Day's Range||22.59 - 23.14|
|52 Week Range||17.06 - 30.60|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||272.50|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
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Economic weakness in Europe and foreign exchange challenges in Europe and Asia Pacific hurt Stratasys (SSYS) Q2 results. However, strong performance in the Americas is a positive.
Stratasys (SSYS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -5.88% and -3.86%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
On Wednesday, July 31, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS ) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's preview of the company's release. Earnings and Revenue Sell-side analysts expect Stratasys's ...
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Business investment is holding up as demand for long-lasting goods produced in U.S. factories rose in June for the first time in three months. But, gold prices remained subdued on such upbeat U.S. economic data.
The significant increase in June's orders is primarily due to a 75% jump in aircraft orders, which fell 50% in May and nearly 40% in April.
Stratasys (SSYS) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
As of the end of last year, the Cash App mobile payment app from Square (NYSE:SQ) caught up with the Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) rival app Venmo in terms of active users.Source: Chris Harrison via Flickr (Modified)Since then, Instinet analysts Dan Dolev and Conan Leon have seen Square's Cash App move ahead of PayPal's platform. As of June, they measure 56.1 million people using Square's tool on a regular basis, 6.4 million than the headcount of Venmo's user base.It's not a reason in and of itself to step into SQ stock, or shed PayPal shares if you own them. Indeed, it's only an anecdotal data nugget one would expect regarding a relatively young newcomer aiming to take a bite out of an established company's market share.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half On the other hand, perhaps it's a glimpse of a paradigm shift that will eventually, decidedly favor Square stock over shares of its chief competitor. Square Stock Is for RealPhilosophically-driven investing can be a dangerous game to play.The advent of affordable 3D printers in 2012, in step with the a renewed affinity for cottage businesses, drew investors into names like 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), only to burn them. As it turns out, setting up a profitable manufacturing business in your garage isn't as easy as it presumed.Wearables was another mania that failed to live up to the hype. Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) could do wrong until shortly after its June-2015 IPO. Since August of that year Fitbit could do nothing right. It's down more than 90% from its peak, and once again knocking on the door of new record lows.The slow shift to a cashless society and the continued preference for living digitally-mobile lives, however, isn't hype. It's an inevitable future.There's room for more than one player in that future, but it's a future that favors SQ stock for one overarching reason: PayPal is a first-generation web company, and we're now into the web's second act.Leading the charge now is the demographic that's never known a world without the web, and a group of consumers that's enormously familiar (and in love) with the mobile devices.It matters. PayPal, Venmo and Square StockPayPal has been around, incredibly enough, since 1998, which is roughly around the time ecommerce sites like Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) cultivated a need for online payment solutions. That's largely why most consumers over the age of 40 are familiar with the middleman's name; they've likely used it.Unfortunately, PayPal has at least been found somewhat guilty by association. Younger consumers, who are starting to enter their high-earnings years, specifically don't want what their parents had.Case in point: Younger Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) users made their way in droves to alternatives when they started finding their parents had invaded their digital social circle.Many of them have spent the better part of their adult lives hearing about and even using social networking, expressing every thought presumed worth sharing.Square's Cash App facilitates more of that all-important text-based communication when sending or receiving money. The app continues to satisfy the new norm for constant contact.To its credit, PayPal's Venmo has kept PayPal relevant by adding a similar messaging option to its peer-to-peer money-transfer platform.Clearly owners and heavy users of mobile devices though, who are more likely than not to be younger than not, are more compelled by Venmo.The new-era differentiation doesn't quite end there, however.PayPal has since followed suit, but it was noteworthy that Square was the first to do what was once unthinkable. That is, establish a means of offering small business loans.It's a step toward fully serving underbanked and even unbanked consumers, which is a decision less and less prompted by modest incomes.A World Economic Forum poll conducted last year found that only 45.3% of the sub-30 generation believes banks are fair and honest. They're more trusting of technology, which in this case is a nod to fintech.PayPal may be struggling to shake off the image that it's somehow closely linked to established banks, even if that assumption isn't quite on-target. At its inception, a bank account was still necessary to deposit and withdraw funds.The clincher? Blockchain. Last month, Square added Bitcoin deposits as an option for Cash App users.Millennials are far more willing to utilize a non-fiat currency, and they soon will be displacing their parents as the target market of choice. Bottom Line for Square StockIt can't be overstated that this shift is so big and moving so slowly, it might be impossible to gauge. It took years for mobile phones to become the norm and make landlines the oddity. Though electric cars are the inevitable future, their availability for years hasn't even made a dent in the combustion-driven vehicle's dominance.The differences between PayPal, and even Venmo, and Square's Cash App are very nuanced, and the two companies are sure to slug it out for the full 15 rounds.This is a match the young lion is going to win over the old lion though, even if for purely generational and cultural reasons.Square stock is shaping up as the better play here, even if it's going to take years to realize it.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about him at his website jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy on College Students' Radars * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 * The S&P 500's 5 Best Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks The post Square Stock Is the Best Bet for the Next-Era of Tech appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Move over, Dickens, the 2019 stock market is telling the tale of two 3D printing companies, as Stratasys shines and 3D Systems sinks.
"The end to the U.S. Government shutdown, reports of progress on China-U.S. trade talks, and the Federal Reserve’s confirmation that it did not plan further interest rate hikes in 2019 allayed investor fears and drove U.S. markets substantially higher in the first quarter of the year. Global markets followed suit pretty much across the board […]
3-D printing unicorn Carbon, a frequently mentioned IPO candidate, on Tuesday announced a new funding round of over $260 million, hiking its overall total to $680 million and giving it a valuation of $2.4 billion.
In an attempt to firm up its foothold in the flourishing 3D printing industry, HP (HPQ) launches a 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain.
Stratasys Ltd NASDAQ/NGS:SSYSView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is moderate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is moderate for SSYS with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding SSYS totaled $652 million. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.