Alcon Inc. [ALC] gain 8.01% so far this year. What now?

Alcon Inc. [NYSE: ALC] price surged by 2.07 percent to reach at $1.5. The company report on January 5, 2023 that Alcon Introduces a Premium, Reusable Toric Lens with Launch of TOTAL30 for Astigmatism.

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A sum of 727928 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 960.74K shares. Alcon Inc. shares reached a high of $74.12 and dropped to a low of $72.64 until finishing in the latest session at $74.04.

The one-year ALC stock forecast points to a potential upside of 11.41. The average equity rating for ALC stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Alcon Inc. [ALC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ALC shares is $83.58 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ALC 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.

Mizuho have made an estimate for Alcon Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 22, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 17, 2022, representing the official price target for Alcon Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Alcon Inc. is set at 1.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for ALC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.17. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.85.

ALC Stock Performance Analysis:

Alcon Inc. [ALC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.26. With this latest performance, ALC shares gained by 3.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 3.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -5.79% 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 ALC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.30 for Alcon Inc. [ALC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 67.13, while it was recorded at 72.42 for the last single week of trading, and 68.93 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Alcon Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Alcon Inc. [ALC] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.96 and a Gross Margin at +56.54. Alcon Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.54.

Return on Total Capital for ALC is now 3.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.64. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.01, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.38. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Alcon Inc. [ALC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 23.30. Additionally, ALC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 18.89, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.02. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 22.36, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 18.13.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Alcon Inc. [ALC] managed to generate an average of $14,095 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.17 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.30.


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 ALC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Alcon Inc. go to 8.94%.

Alcon Inc. [ALC] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $16,105 million, or 61.57% of ALC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ALC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 16,189,802, which is approximately 2.272% of the company’s market cap and around 0.06% of the total institutional ownership; ARISTOTLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 14,389,975 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.07 billion in ALC stocks shares; and CREDIT SUISSE AG/, currently with $961.03 million in ALC stock with ownership of nearly 0.026% of the company’s market capitalization.

207 institutional holders increased their position in Alcon Inc. [NYSE:ALC] by around 24,416,343 shares. Additionally, 323 investors decreased positions by around 32,680,635 shares, while 116 investors held positions by with 160,420,348 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 217,517,326 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ALC stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,269,614 shares, while 91 institutional investors sold positions of 22,922,621 shares during the same period.


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