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Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] moved up 1.24: Why It’s Important

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Align Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: ALGN] closed the trading session at $327.95 on 09/10/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $323.995, while the highest price level was $333.065. The company report on September 2, 2020 that Align Technology to Speak at Upcoming Financial Conference.

Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) today announced that the company is scheduled to speak at an upcoming financial conference. The presentation, as noted below, will be webcast live via the Investor Relations section of Align Technology’s website at http://investor.aligntech.com. An archived replay will remain on the website for approximately three months.

About Align Technology, Inc.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 17.53 percent and weekly performance of 1.08 percent. The stock has been moved at 82.07 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 7.83 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 37.63 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 785.13K shares, ALGN reached to a volume of 1092716 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Align Technology Inc. [ALGN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ALGN shares is $325.93 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ALGN stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Berenberg have made an estimate for Align Technology Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 29, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 20, 2020, representing the official price target for Align Technology Inc. stock. On October 24, 2019, analysts increased their price target for ALGN shares from 220 to 240.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Align Technology Inc. is set at 11.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for ALGN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.17. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.08, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.04. Price to Free Cash Flow for ALGN in the course of the last twelve months was 70.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

ALGN stock trade performance evaluation

Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.08. With this latest performance, ALGN shares gained by 7.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 82.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 82.43% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ALGN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.59, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.76 for Align Technology Inc. [ALGN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 300.57, while it was recorded at 316.92 for the last single week of trading, and 254.68 for the last 200 days.

Align Technology Inc. [ALGN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.38 and a Gross Margin at +72.97. Align Technology Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.40.

Return on Total Capital for ALGN is now 38.71, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 33.51. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 34.07, with Return on Assets sitting at 19.45. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 4.40. Additionally, ALGN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 4.21, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 2.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 3.23, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 3.09.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] managed to generate an average of $30,473 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.54 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.06.Align Technology Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Align Technology Inc. [ALGN] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Align Technology Inc. posted 1.28/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.14/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 12.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ALGN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Align Technology Inc. go to 12.91%.

Align Technology Inc. [ALGN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $22,665 million, or 89.20% of ALGN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ALGN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 8,032,446, which is approximately -2.212% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,548,550 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.82 billion in ALGN stocks shares; and EDGEWOOD MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $1.68 billion in ALGN stock with ownership of nearly 7.503% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Align Technology Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 309 institutional holders increased their position in Align Technology Inc. [NASDAQ:ALGN] by around 8,561,795 shares. Additionally, 316 investors decreased positions by around 8,058,354 shares, while 81 investors held positions by with 52,492,021 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 69,112,170 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ALGN stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,397,087 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 1,693,423 shares during the same period.

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