Two 3d printing companies based in Europe - Arcam AB from Sweden and SLM Solutions Group from Germany - were purchased on Monday by General Electric for a combined $1.4 billion. That news led to a bounce in the values of other 3d printing companies traded on multiple exchanges, along with the newly released PRNT ETF, made up of a basket of 3d printing firms.
3D Systems was up over 5.5% on Monday:
Stratasys up over 3.5%:
ExOne up over 5.5% on Monday:
And PRNT, which includes holdings of multiple 3d printing firms - including both that were purchased on Monday by GE - was up over 5.5%: