Piper an 'aggressive' buyer of Align Technology on today's selloff
Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien lowered his price target for Align Technology to $300 from $440 following the company's Q3 results but would be an "aggressive" buyer of the stock today. While Align reported Q3 results that beat expectations, much higher than expected pricing pressure in the quarter led to "weak" Q4 guidance, which will push shares meaningfully lower today, O'Brien tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes these pricing pressures "will prove transitory as the promotions program will cease to exist going forward." He believes Align's key growth trends "continue moving in the right direction" and would add to positions on the selloff. O'Brien keeps an Overweight rating on the name.