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Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) Reaches $362.80 52-Week High; 7 Bullish Analysts Covering Atmos Energy (ATO)

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Among 10 analysts covering Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Atmos Energy had 21 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the shares of ATO in report on Tuesday, September 22 with “Overweight” rating. BB&T Capital initiated the shares of ATO in report on Wednesday, March 30 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) rating on Friday, March 18. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $72 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, August 5 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, July 27. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, February 8. See Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) latest ratings:

13/06/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $94 New Target: $91 Maintain
12/06/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $82 New Target: $88 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $87 New Target: $90 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $87.0
08/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $79 New Target: $80 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $101 New Target: $90 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy New Target: $89.0

The stock of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) hit a new 52-week high and has $377.31 target or 4.00% above today’s $362.80 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $29.08B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 15 by Barchart.com. If the $377.31 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.16B more. The stock decreased 0.95% or $3.47 during the last trading session, reaching $362.8. About 272,744 shares traded. Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) has risen 125.29% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 112.72% the S&P500. Some Historical ALGN News: ; 25/04/2018 – ALGN REPORTS CHINA FDA OK FOR ITERO ELEMENT INTRAORAL SCANNER; 04/04/2018 – Align Technology Extends lnvisalign G5 Precision Bite Ramps to Vivera Retainers; 05/03/2018 Kevin J. Dallas Joins Align Technology Board of Directors; 09/05/2018 – 3SHAPE SAYS FILED THE PATENT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINT ASSERTING THAT ALIGN TECHNOLOGY’S ITERO ELEMENTS INTRAORAL SCANNER INFRINGES 3SHAPE’S US ‘244 PATENT; 23/05/2018 – Align Technology Reaffirms Guidance; 04/05/2018 – Align Technology Opens Invisalign® Treatment Planning and Training Facility in Germany; 04/04/2018 – Align Technology Introduces lnvisalign Clear Aligners for Phase 1 Treatment of Younger Patients With Early Mixed Dentition; 23/03/2018 – Align Technology Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 21/04/2018 – DJ Align Technology Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ALGN); 09/05/2018 – 3SHAPE SUES ALIGN TECHNOLOGIES FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Align Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a system of clear aligner therapy, intra-oral scanners, and computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing digital services. The company has market cap of $29.08 billion. The companyÂ’s Clear Aligner segment offers Invisalign Full, a treatment used for a range of malocclusion; Invisalign Teen treatment that addresses orthodontic needs of teenage patients, such as compliance indicators, compensation for tooth eruption, and six free single arch replacement aligners; and Invisalign Assist treatment for anterior alignment and aesthetically-oriented cases. It has a 128.2 P/E ratio. It also provides Invisalign Express (10 and 5) and Invisalign Lite/i7 treatments for orthodontic cases, non-comprehensive treatment relapse cases, or straightening prior to restorative or cosmetic treatments; Invisalign Go, a solution for general practitioner dentists (GPs) to identify and treat patients with mild malocclusion; SmileDirectClub aligners for minor tooth movement; custom clear aligner retainers used to maintain tooth position and correct minor relapse; and SmartTrack, a custom-engineered material that delivers force for orthodontic tooth movements.

Among 17 analysts covering Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Align Technology has $360 highest and $72 lowest target. $278.13’s average target is -23.34% below currents $362.8 stock price. Align Technology had 69 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Wednesday, May 11. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $84 target. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 31. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Tuesday, May 22. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $350 target. As per Friday, May 25, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann given on Monday, December 4. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) rating on Sunday, August 6. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $20500 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 28. Jefferies maintained the shares of ALGN in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, April 6.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 15 insider sales for $61.37 million activity. Morici John had sold 2,405 shares worth $796,908 on Wednesday, May 30. Another trade for 27,492 shares valued at $7.25M was made by Wright Emory on Monday, May 7. Shares for $1.11M were bought by GEORGE ROGER E on Thursday, May 24. SANTORA GREG J also sold $1.78M worth of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) shares. Another trade for 4,067 shares valued at $1.27 million was made by Saia Andrea Lynn on Thursday, May 24. $1.07 million worth of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) shares were sold by Olson Jennifer. $20.73M worth of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) was sold by PRESCOTT THOMAS M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.07, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 41 investors sold Align Technology, Inc. shares while 216 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 60.14 million shares or 1.24% less from 60.90 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First Citizens National Bank & Trust accumulated 0.12% or 3,486 shares. Citigroup Incorporated has 67,808 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd reported 55,319 shares. Ashford stated it has 1,428 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Rampart Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.36% in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN). 2,235 were reported by Alps Incorporated. Moneta Grp Inv Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 36 shares. Raymond James, Florida-based fund reported 66,852 shares. Hartford Investment Mngmt accumulated 14,597 shares. Axa holds 217,961 shares. Origin Asset Llp accumulated 1.64% or 104,066 shares. Sigma Planning Corp holds 1,391 shares. Moreover, Two Sigma Secs Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) for 3,690 shares. Buckingham Capital accumulated 0.07% or 1,244 shares. Frontier Mngmt Com Ltd Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 222,742 shares.

More notable recent Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Align Technology to Speak at Upcoming Financial Conferences” on June 06, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Align Technology Hosts 2018 Investor Day” published on May 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Premarket analyst action – healthcare” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Best And Worst Performing Nasdaq 100 Stocks Of 2018” published on May 25, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Align Technology Global Funding Awarded Towards Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Research” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

Analysts await Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.06 earnings per share, up 24.71% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.85 per share. ALGN’s profit will be $84.96 million for 85.57 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual earnings per share reported by Align Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.40% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $85.72. About 193,804 shares traded. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 5.60% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.97% the S&P500. Some Historical ATO News: ; 02/05/2018 – Atmos Energy 2Q Net $179M; 02/05/2018 – ATMOS 2Q ADJ EPS CONT OPS $1.57; 02/05/2018 – ATMOS ENERGY 2Q ADJ. EPS CONT OPS $1.57; 02/05/2018 – Atmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter and Six Months; Reaffirms Fiscal 2018 Guidance; 26/04/2018 – Kansas CC: In the Matter of the Investigation of Atmos Energy; 27/03/2018 – DOLBY LABORATORIES – PARTNERSHIP WITH HUAWEI TO LAUNCH HUAWEI P20 AND HUAWEI P20 PRO WITH DOLBY ATMOS SOUND AND DOLBY AC-4; 02/05/2018 – ATMOS 2Q EPS CONT OPS $1.60; 15/05/2018 – Zimmer Adds LaSalle Hotel, Exits Atmos: 13F; 27/03/2018 – Dolby Atmos lmmersive Sound Brought to Huawei Mobile Devices; 03/05/2018 – KY PSC ADJUSTS ATMOS RATES TO REFLECT U.S. TAX CHANGES

Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $9.52 billion. It operates in three divisions: Regulated Distribution, Regulated Pipeline, and Nonregulated. It has a 15.67 P/E ratio. The Regulated Distribution segment is involved in regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 31 investors sold Atmos Energy Corporation shares while 116 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 78.31 million shares or 0.07% less from 78.37 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Gp Inc Lc has 0.02% invested in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Whittier invested in 0.15% or 53,854 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt Incorporated, Colorado-based fund reported 17,392 shares. Bahl & Gaynor stated it has 31,122 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Liability Com accumulated 370,513 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 91,361 shares. 75,088 were accumulated by Arizona State Retirement System. Tiedemann Advsr Limited stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). 634,086 were reported by Hennessy Advisors Inc. Tru Of Vermont, a Vermont-based fund reported 34,428 shares. Motco holds 0.01% or 815 shares in its portfolio. Hancock Com holds 115,811 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund invested 0.04% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Btim, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 86,443 shares. Driehaus Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO).

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