Align Makes Investors Smile; Tesla Hits the Gas Despite Nasdaq’s Doldrums

The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) wasn’t able to lead the market on Thursday, instead lagging behind. Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN) mounted an incredible move higher, as its latest quarterly financial report gave shareholders in the orthodontic alignment specialist something to smile about. Meanwhile, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares didn’t manage to match Align’s performance, but the stock still moved higher after the electric vehicle pioneer pointed to continuing favorable trends in its latest results.