Alcon Inc. (ALC): Price and Financial Metrics

Alcon Inc. (ALC): $70.16

0.66 (+0.95%)

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  • ALC scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 98.81% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ALC is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 199 days.
  • ALC ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 44th percentile.

ALC Stock Summary

  • ALC has a higher market value than 92.41% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $34,048,050,000.
  • Alcon Inc's stock had its IPO on April 9, 2019, making it an older stock than just 4.31% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for ALC is currently 35.88, higher than 86.5% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Alcon Inc are SWK, DHI, ZBH, CBRE, and NTR.
  • Visit ALC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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ALC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $70.16 52-week high $76.53
Prev. close $69.50 52-week low $53.20
Day low $69.48 Volume 1,550,400
Day high $71.44 Avg. volume 926,833
50-day MA $71.42 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $65.62 Market Cap 34.25B

Alcon Inc. (ALC) Company Bio

Alcon, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of market surgical equipment and devices, pharmaceutical eye drops, and consumer vision care products to treat eye diseases and disorders. It operates through the following segments: Surgical and Vision Care. The Surgical segment offers implantable products, consumables and equipment for use in surgical procedures to address cataracts, vitreoretinal conditions, refractive errors, and glaucoma. The Vision Care segment comprises daily disposable, reusable and color-enhancing contact lenses, as well as portfolio of ocular health products, including over-the-counter products for dry eye, contact lens care, and ocular allergies, as well as ocular vitamins and redness relievers. The company was founded by Mr. Robert Alexander and Mr. William Conner on 1945 and is headquartered in Fribourg, Switzerland.

ALC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$70.16$1.57 -98%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Alcon Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Alcon Inc ranked in the 6th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 98%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Alcon Inc, consider:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 2.47 years comes in at -0.2%; that's greater than merely 8.64% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Alcon Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -2.69. This coverage rate is greater than that of only 15.67% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 11. This value is greater than 79.4% stocks in the Healthcare sector that generate free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Healthcare that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as ALC, try OSMT, VERU, CSTL, HALO, and LNTH.

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Latest ALC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Alcon Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ALC as an investment opportunity.

Alcon's Q1 Sales Boosted By Equipment, Implantables In Surgical Segment, FY21 Outlook In-Line With Expectations

Alcon AG (NYSE: ALC ) reported first-quarter FY21 sales of $1.9 billion, an increase of 5% Y/Y on a reported basis and 2% on a constant currency basis, slightly below the consensus of $1.92 billion. Core diluted EPS of $0.49 beat the consensus of $0.45, and diluted EPS of $0.17 was a turnaround from a loss of $0.12 a year ago. Surgical net sales of $1.1 billion increased 9% Y/Y, or 7% on a constant currency basis, primarily driven by demand for cataract and refractive equipment and … Full story available on

Benzinga | May 5, 2021

Alcon Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Alcon Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Yahoo | May 4, 2021

Alcon to Acquire U.S. Commercialization Rights to Ophthalmic Eye Drop Simbrinza

Alcon to Acquire U.S. Commercialization Rights to Ophthalmic Eye Drop Simbrinza

Yahoo | April 28, 2021

Alcon Shareholders Approve All Binding Resolutions at the 2021 Annual General Meeting

Alcon shareholders approve all binding resolutions at the 2021 Annual General Meeting

Yahoo | April 28, 2021

Alcon Launches Systane Hydration Multi-Dose Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in the U.S.

Alcon Launches Systane Hydration Multi-Dose Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops in the U.S.

Yahoo | April 28, 2021

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ALC Price Returns

1-mo -4.85%
3-mo -5.85%
6-mo 8.10%
1-year 29.78%
3-year N/A
5-year N/A
YTD 6.34%
2020 16.63%
2019 N/A
2018 N/A
2017 N/A
2016 N/A

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