Goldman raised the price target for the Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) stock from “a Sell” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on February 02, 2023, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on July 28, 2022 by Goldman that downgraded the stock from a Buy to a Sell with a price target of $250 for ALGN stock. The research report from UBS has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $620. The stock was initiated by Morgan Stanley, who disclosed in a research note on January 31, 2022, to Overweight and set the price objective to $575. In their research brief published October 01, 2021, Credit Suisse analysts resumed the Align Technology Inc. stock to Outperform with a price target of $732.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) raised 2.59% to close Thursday’s market session at $326.40, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $314.555 and $327.98 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 924691 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.09 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.48% within the last five trades and -1.54% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 32.28% in the last 6 months and 64.37% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ALGN stock is trading at a margin of 2.61%, 12.50% and 32.01% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
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As of the close of trading, ALGN deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -29.32 percent below its 52-week high and 89.71 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -12.7. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Align Technology Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 17.20 percent and the profit margin is 9.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 70.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $25.71 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) is 70.97. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 33.52. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 6.89 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 7.03, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.30 percent of Align Technology Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 89.30 percent are held by financial institutions. HOGAN JOSEPH M, the President and CEO at Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) has bought 2,928 shares of firm on Feb 08 at a price of $341.50 against the total amount of $1.0 million. In another inside trade, Morici John, EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) bought 587 shares of the firm on Feb 08 for a total worth of $0.2 million at a price of $341.84. An inside trade which took place on Nov 02, President and CEO of Align Technology Inc. HOGAN JOSEPH M bought 10,600 shares of firm against total price of $2.0 million at the cost of $188.58 per share.