Friday, 16 November, 2018


Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) closed with a change of 2.76%

Walgreens Boot Alliance Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) closed with a change of 2.76%
Conrad Doyle | 31 October, 2017, 22:47

However, the stock is trading at -24.7% versus recent highs ($ 88.00). The firm now has a buy rating on the pharmacy operator's stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Inc.'s holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $7,862,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Here are a few institutional investors who have updated their positions.

In the past three-month period, there have been 5 open market buys by insiders for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Private Vista LLC now owns 583,185 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 574,218 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Monday, July 3rd. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". Hanson McClain Inc. raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.6% in the second quarter. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Walgreens Boots Alliance from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th.

WBA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Institutional owners hold 62.10% stake in the company, while Insiders ownership held at 14.42%.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This news story was originally reported by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/31/essex-financial-services-inc-purchases-2774-shares-of-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html. The stock was bought at an average price of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. The Average Volume of the company is 6.58 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 12.61 Billion. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 52 week low of $63.82 and a 52 week high of $88.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $74.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $79.56. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.9% in the first quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $70.90 billion, a PE ratio of 16.73 and a beta of 1.25.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.08.

Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $29.94 Billion, according to consensus forecast of 16 analysts. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are 13.9 percent and 11.9 percent respectively. The business's revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Heading into the stock price potential, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. needs to grow just 35.83% to cross its median price target of $90.

The company declared a dividend for shareholders that will be paid on Tuesday the 12th of December 2017. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th.

At the moment, the top institutional investor at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. During the same period past year, the company earned $1.07 earnings per share. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. On September 19, 2017 RBC Capital started covering the stock with an initial rating of "Outperform".

As of the end of the quarter Aperio Group, LLC had bought 11,054 shares growing its position 3.0%. Walgreens Boots Alliance presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $88.00. Needham & Company LLC set a $94.00 price objective on Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 17th.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role.

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