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Vetr Upgrades Align Technology (ALGN) to Strong-Buy

Piper Jaffray reissued a "buy" rating and set a $300.00 price target on shares of Align Technology in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zeke Advsr Lc has 0.04% invested in Align Technology, Inc. 125,061 shares of the company's stock traded hands. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Moreover, Bbva Compass National Bank Inc has 0.04% invested in Align Technology, Inc. It has outperformed by 106.22% the S&P500.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Lear Corp (LEA) by 40.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc acquired 11,740 shares as Align Technology Inc (ALGN)'s stock rose 11.29%. (NASDAQ:FB) by 4,931 shares to 8,858 shares, valued at $1.56M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc who had been investing in Emerson Electric for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.44B market cap company. About 341,319 shares traded. (NYSE:MRK) has declined 14.94% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 4.69% the S&P500. Therefore 66% are positive. Since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Align Tech has 22 analyst reports. Amalgamated Bancorporation has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc. On Tuesday, February 13 HOGAN JOSEPH M bought $350,445 worth of Align Technology, Inc. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. acquired a new position in Align Technology in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $62,895,000. (NASDAQ:ALGN) on Wednesday, January 31 with "Outperform" rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 27 with "Buy". Jefferies downgraded the shares of MRK in report on Monday, December 19 to "Underperform" rating. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Usa Fin Portformulas Corp has 18,479 shares. The institutional investor held 2.62M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $582.47 million, down from 3.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $295 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. It has no change, as 37 investors sold ALGN shares while 216 reduced holdings. only 100 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 638,935 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $119,014,000 after buying an additional 625,576 shares during the period. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Brighton Jones Ltd has 3,737 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. The medical equipment provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.23. The Australia-based Macquarie Gp Limited has invested 0.03% in Align Technology, Inc.

Shares of NASDAQ:ALGN opened at $261.72 on Wednesday. Ameritas Inv Prns Inc invested in 3,033 shs or 0.03% of the stock. (NASDAQ:ALGN) for 10,374 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.65% or 80,000 shares. Bp Public Ltd Com has 73,000 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Fincl Corporation reported 0.04% in Align Technology, Inc. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 504 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. 429.74 million shares or 0.74% less from 432.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aqr Cap Ltd stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN). Stratos Wealth Partners holds 0% or 153 shs in its capital. It also increased its holding in Chinamobileadr (NYSE:CHL) by 84,190 shares in the quarter, for a total of 973,115 shares, and has risen its stake in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX).

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $11.56 million activity. Gateway Invest Advisers stated it has 56,100 shs or 0.11% of all its holdings. Insiders have sold 38,314 shares of company stock valued at $3,647,847 in the last three months. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 3,800 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $844,000 after acquiring an additional 1,940 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. 3,447 were reported by World Asset Management. Motley Fool Asset Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 51,000 shares. 132 are owned by Parkside Financial Bank And. Ahl Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 57,848 shares. Creative Planning invested in 0.01% or 7,937 shares. 39,221 were reported by Richard C Young Ltd. Citigroup accumulated 509,664 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Td Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.02% or 54,332 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability invested in 370,493 shares. Nomura Asset Limited reported 10,367 shares. (NYSE:MRK). Teacher Retirement Of Texas owns 1.87 million shares. Waverton Invest Management Ltd reported 23,425 shares. ValuEngine raised Align Technology from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Therefore 41% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Piper Jaffray. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of ALGN in report on Monday, December 4 with "Buy" rating. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, December 8 by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, October 17 the company was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, February 9 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Sell" on Thursday, October 6.

D L Carlson Investment Group Inc, which manages about $483.88 million and $337.75M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc. It also upped Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) stake by 5,147 shares and now owns 167,034 shares.

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