3D printer makers Stratasys (SSYS +4.4%) and 3D Systems (DDD +4.2%) are closing the week with...

3D printer makers Stratasys (SSYS +4.4%) and 3D Systems (DDD +4.2%) are closing the week with solid gains, even though JPMorgan launched coverage on Stratasys with a Neutral and $86.50 PT. Nokia's 3D printing announcement could be stoking investor enthusiasm ... or we might just be seeing some end-of-the-week short-covering. 42.1% of 3D's float, and 9.1% of Stratasys' float, was shorted as of Dec. 31.

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  • ogee
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    I am an 60% income oriented investor, 40% value trader. I founded and grew my own electronic distribution company. Now retired.
    Can you explain to me why DDD has a 42% float short and SSYS only 9%?
    18 Jan 2013, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    It could be that (DDD) is targeting the consumer market. (SSYS) has the manufacturing, which fluctuates less.
    18 Jan 2013, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • dewesstreet
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    What is the chance that DDD & SSYS will become as one??
    19 Jan 2013, 02:13 AM Reply Like
  • nunofreitas
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    Is it possible that DDD is just a nice bubble? What kind of home 3D printing are we talking about? Will there be a trend to print again things - even in 3D formats? At least with SSYS we may understand their industrial business. Here's possible one reason for the short floats difference.
    19 Jan 2013, 03:06 AM Reply Like
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