Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) Stock initiated by Leerink Partners

Leerink Partners raised the price target for the Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) stock to “a Market perform”. The rating was released on February 26, 2024, according to finviz. The research report from UBS has downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral, with a price target set at $200. The stock was upgraded by Goldman, who disclosed in a research note on February 02, 2023, from Sell to Neutral and set the price objective to $307. In their research brief published July 28, 2022, Goldman analysts downgraded the Align Technology, Inc. stock from Buy to Sell with a price target of $250.

The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The firm’s stock price fluctuated 3.70% within the last five trades and -3.88% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -6.50% in the last 6 months and -22.68% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. ALGN stock is trading at a margin of 0.09%, -5.72% and -8.35% 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 -40.11 percent below its 52-week high and 40.34 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 -21.62. 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 17.29 percent and the profit margin is 11.80 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 70.55 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 $18.63 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 40.78. 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 22.65. 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 4.76 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 4.96, 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, 6.70 percent of Align Technology, Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 88.27 percent are held by financial institutions. LACOB JOSEPH, the Director at Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) has sold 15,000 shares of firm on Feb 29 ’24 at a price of $303.22 against the total amount of $4.55 million. In another inside trade, LACOB JOSEPH, Director of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) sold 10,000 shares of the firm on Feb 27 ’24 for a total worth of $3.13 million at a price of $313.01. An inside trade which took place on Feb 07 ’24, EVP, GLOBAL OPERATIONS of Align Technology, Inc. Wright Emory sold 2,524 shares of firm against total price of $0.73 million at the cost of $287.45 per share.

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