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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) - Today's Hot Stock Under Review

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) - Today's Hot Stock Under Review

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 25 analysts - of 2.2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock decreased 1.94% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $70.18.

The Leverage Ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. This buyback authorization allows the pharmacy operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. Vantage Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,187 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.3% during the 2nd quarter. About 5.99M shares traded.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 9.937702. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a one year low of $63.82 and a one year high of $88.00. (NASDAQ:WBA) posted quarterly earnings of $1.31 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 1.27. The pharmacy operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.36. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 3.45%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter previous year.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.(NASDAQ:WBA) have seen a movement of 1.24% in the most recent session. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 42.33%.

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. (NASDAQ:WBA) is a huge mover today! After a recent check, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Liberum Capital maintained Gem Diamonds Limited (LON:GEMD) on Wednesday, March 15 with "Buy" rating. This is in contrast to DISCA which will have a positive growth at a 10.97% annual rate. Leerink Swann lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. $86.25 was the targeted price for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. having a 5,993,509 volume of shares. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock.




To find out the technical position of WBA, it holds price to book ratio of 2.70 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. If a stock does not have good liquidity then it may take some time before a broker is able to negotiate a deal to buy or sell a stock and the broker may not be able to get the sell or buy price that the trader is looking for. The shares were purchased at an average price of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

In related news, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. Whereas long-term trend followers generally uses SMA200 and most investors will look for a cross above or below this average to represent if the stock is in a bullish or bearish trend.

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Past 5 years growth of WBA observed at 9.40%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 15.40%. The company's heritage of trusted health care services through community pharmacy care and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates back more than 100 years.

"We have had a presence in China for around 10 years, initially through Alliance Boots, and we are excited about the opportunity to further invest in the country's fast growing retail pharmacy sector", he added. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand).


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