Investors' Alert: Align Technology Inc. (ALGN)

Saturday, 06 Jan, 2018

Moreover, Polen Capital Management Llc has 4.6% invested in the company for 3.07 million shares. The hedge fund held 5,596 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.04 million, down from 9,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Align Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.88 billion market cap company. Earnings per share (EPS) shows a trader what portion of a company's profit is allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 65.52% the S&P500. Westport Asset Management Inc bought 30,077 shares as the company's stock declined 5.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 66,141 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.81M, down from 79,039 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westport Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Eog Resources Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $63.89B market cap company. The stock increased 1.97% or $4.6 during the last trading session, reaching $237.9. About 201,334 shares traded. It has outperformed by 6.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. It fall, as 36 investors sold ALGN shares while 194 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Moreover, Utah Retirement Sys has 0.06% invested in Align Technology, Inc. Horan Capital Advisors Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN)'s stock was 5.00%. Panagora Asset stated it has 328,997 shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct accumulated 1,685 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Utd Cap Financial Advisers Limited Liability Com holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc. Bbva Compass State Bank accumulated 0.04% or 3,519 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 526,427 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on ALGN shares. Strs Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 206,245 shares. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Eulav Asset Mgmt, a New York-based fund reported 3,000 shares. Principal invested in 0.02% or 112,783 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Green Dot had 41 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Leerink Swann reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $250.00 target price on shares of Align Technology in a research report on Friday, October 27th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Shares of Align Technology, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 19. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $20000 target. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, November 25 by HSBC. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, March 23 with "Buy". The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 8 with "Hold". As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. Engineers Gate Manager LP's holdings in Align Technology were worth $1,031,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, up 94.12% or $0.16 from last year's $0.17 per share. ALGN's profit will be $76.97 million for 60.12 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual earnings per share reported by Align Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.95% negative EPS growth.

Financial Counselors Inc increased Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) stake by 1,468 shares to 32,460 valued at $9.34 million in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 44,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT).

The medical equipment provider reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.19. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. Also, VP Emory Wright sold 5,025 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. Reilly Finance Ltd has 250 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt reported 0% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Mcf Advsr Limited Liability has 331 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 82,586 were reported by Millennium Ltd Liability. Jefferies Ltd Liability Corp reported 12,416 shares stake. Marietta Inv Prns Ltd Com invested in 1.77% or 31,521 shares. Usa Fincl Portformulas Corp invested 0.83% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). As of December 31, 2016, its fleet consisted of 31 shuttle tankers, 6 FPSO units, 7 FSO units, 7 long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels, 1 UMS, and 2 chartered-in conventional oil tankers. (NASDAQ:CTRP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MPLX LP had 51 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 28 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $18500 target. The stock of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) earned "Buy" rating by Northland Capital on Tuesday, November 21. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $236.75. UBS has "Buy" rating and $18600 target. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $220.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Wednesday, September 13.

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