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Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) Receives "Buy" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

17 July 2017, 03:14 | Jan Cross

Burlington Stores had 32 analyst reports since October 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. $12.82 million worth of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was sold by Crow Timothy M on Thursday, February 23. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 31 by Credit Suisse. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 781,138 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $89,612,000 after buying an additional 302,700 shares in the last quarter. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Thursday, March 17. FBN Securities maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, July 20 with "Outperform" rating. (NASDAQ:ALGN) traded up 1.39% on Friday, hitting $154.30. On Thursday, June 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Brean Capital to "Hold". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. Intellectus Partners raised its stake in stocks of Align Technology by 1.2% in the Q1. (NASDAQ:ALGN) to report earnings on July, 27 after the close. The medical equipment provider reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.18. (NASDAQ:ALGN) shares. $1.42 million worth of Align Technology, Inc. The stock increased 1.39% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $154.3. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. It worsened, as 46 investors sold Align Technology, Inc. shares while 134 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 23,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,425,040. C M Bidwell And Associate stated it has 61,075 shares or 1.38% of all its holdings. Kames Pcl holds 0% or 20,419 shares in its portfolio. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by Align Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.12% negative EPS growth. Fifth Third Retail Bank owns 2,450 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. The firm owned 11,135 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock after buying an additional 6,318 shares during the period. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/07/16/oppenheimer-asset-management-inc-invests-2-95-million-in-align-technology-inc-algn-updated-updated-updated.html. Polen Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Align Technology by 8.5% in the first quarter.

UBS Group AG cut its position in Align Technology, Inc. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Fernwood Investment Mgmt Lc invested 0.43% in Align Technology, Inc. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems reported 0.02% in Align Technology, Inc. It also reduced Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) stake by 2.83 million shares and now owns 4.32M shares. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Align Tech, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Therefore 83% are positive. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus.

05/17/2016 - Align Technology, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, June 23. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 4. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $80 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, May 31 by Jefferies. Leerink Swann reissued an "outperform" recommendation and given a $149.00 price objective (up prior from $118.00) on stocks of Align Technology in a study report on Saturday, Apr 29th. Columbus Circle stated it has 0.59% in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Wednesday, March 23.

Since January 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $23.01 million activity. 24,353 shares were sold by Puco Christopher C. Shares for $481,705 were sold by Pascaud Raphael on Tuesday, May 30. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt accumulated 50,900 shares or 0.06% of the stock. $7.25 million worth of Align Technology, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.00, for a total value of $144,000.00. PRESCOTT THOMAS M also sold $6.73 million worth of Align Technology, Inc.

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In related news, VP Sreelakshmi Kolli sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. LARKIN C RAYMOND JR sold $1.42M worth of stock.

Align Technology, Inc. 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. Align Technology, Inc. The firm has a market cap of $12.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 57.57 and a beta of 1.53. The Company operates through two segments: Clear Aligner segment and Scanner and Services (Scanner) segment.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.29, from 2.04 in 2016Q3. 23 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. Jennison holds 38.61 million shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt invested in 27,800 shares. Thompson Davis And Com holds 0% or 34 shares in its portfolio. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Align Technology from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $128.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc holds 0.04% or 48,118 shares. 96,549 were reported by Highland Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. 152,784 were reported by Jolley Asset Limited. Tennessee-based Ftb Advsrs has invested 0% in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.68% of the company's stock. The Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc holds 9,805 shares with $943,000 value, down from 86,167 last quarter. Fund Sa has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). (NASDAQ:QCOM). Martin And Com Inc Tn invested in 50,440 shares or 1.07% of the stock.

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