Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teeth-straightening specialist Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Align's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||San Jose, Calif. (1997)
||CEO Thomas Prescott (since 2002)
CFO Kenneth Arola (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$283.6 million / $0
Sybron Dental Specialties
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 81% of the 248 members who have rated Align believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those Fools, nassariusLTV, highlighted a few of Align's positives:
-appealing new product
-under penetrated market (domestic and international)
-offers customers better value vs. competitors
-upside option from recurring revenue
-key strategies (innovation, demand concentration, enhancing experience, international expand)
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