Shares of Align Technology Inc. rallied 10% in the extended session Wednesday after the maker of the Invisalign brand of plastic aligners and other orthodontics products reported third-quarter profit and sales above Wall Street expectations. The company said it earned $181 million, or $2.28 a share, in the quarter, compared with $139 million, or $1.76 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, Align earned $2.87 a share. Sales were up 38% to $1.02 billion, including revenue of $837.6 million for sales of Invisalign devices. Analysts polled by FactSet expected Align to report adjusted earnings of $2.60 a share on sales of $978 million. the stock ended the regular trading day up 1.8%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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