Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) Shares Gap Up After Analyst Upgrade

$12.82 million worth of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was sold by Crow Timothy M on Thursday, February 23. As per Friday, June 3, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,550 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, September 2 by Credit Agricole. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, May 24 by Topeka Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $23 target in Monday, February 8 report.

06/21/2017 - Align Technology, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Northcoast Research. (NASDAQ:ALGN) in a research report released on Friday, June 23rd, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The medical equipment provider reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.18. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $152.51. It is down 82.22% since July 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.52% the S&P500.

Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. Its down 0.31, from 1.41 in 2016Q3. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Align Technology by 5,738.0% in the first quarter. 68 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes.

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Wall Street await Align Technology, Inc. State Street Corp now owns 2,337,943 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $224,742,000 after buying an additional 278,933 shares in the last quarter. Private Wealth Partners Llc acquired 11,710 shares as Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)'s stock rose 2.14%. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/07/16/stifel-nicolaus-reiterates-buy-rating-for-align-technology-inc-algn-updated-updated.html. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 11,476 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Pennsylvania-based Brinker Capital Incorporated has invested 0.06% in Align Technology, Inc. First Midwest National Bank Division holds 5,968 shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued an "outperform" recommendation and given a $170.00 price objective (up prior from $140.00) on stocks of Align Technology in a study report on Early Thur. Washington Trust Bankshares invested 0% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Fernwood Investment Mgmt Lc invested 0.43% in Align Technology, Inc. Marianas Fund Mngmt Lc reported 40,600 shares stake. Victory Cap Mngmt owns 546,945 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Align Technology now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $169.75. Stifel Nicolaus now has a $200.00 price objective on the medical equipment provider's stock, up from their previous price objective of $145.00. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was upgraded by Wunderlich.

05/17/2016 - Align Technology, Inc. had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, June 23. As per Tuesday, July 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Friday, June 10. Leerink Swann now has an outperform rating on the stock.

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03/23/2016 - Align Technology, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Roth Capital.

Since January 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $23.01 million activity. On Wednesday, May 24 the insider Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709. (NASDAQ:ALGN). First Republic Invest holds 24,348 shares. Saia Andrea Lynn had sold 4,000 shares worth $398,706 on Wednesday, February 15. Also, Director Joseph Lacob sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. Advsrs Asset Management stated it has 0.07% in Align Technology, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.98, for a total value of $7,249,000.00. Hand Fred sold $1.26M worth of stock. LARKIN C RAYMOND JR sold $1.42M worth of stock.

Align Technology, Inc., launched on April 3, 1997, designs, manufactures and markets a system of clear aligner therapy, intra-oral scanners and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) digital services used in dentistry, orthodontics and dental records storage. The stock's market capitalization is 12.25B, it has a 52-week low of 81.92 and a 52-week high of 154.85. It has a 33.97 P/E ratio. The Clear Aligner segment consists of its Invisalign System, which includes Invisalign Full, Teen and Assist (Comprehensive Products), Express/Lite (Non-Comprehensive Products) and Vivera Retainers, along with its training and ancillary products for treating malocclusion (Non-Case).

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. Jennison holds 38.61 million shares. Miller Howard holds 0.35% or 583,836 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has 0% invested in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). It also reduced Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) stake by 14,856 shares and now owns 133,585 shares. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 1,521 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. The Texas-based U S Global Investors Inc has invested 0.56% in the stock. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now holds 11,135 shares worth $1,277,000.

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