Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

Randall Craig
October 27, 2017

(NASDAQ:WBA) by 36.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 1,470,541 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $122,128,000 after purchasing an additional 46,765 shares in the last quarter. The Beta for the stock stands at 1.21. Waldron LP boosted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 67.7% during the first quarter.

Institutions own - of Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)'s shares.

About 4.18M shares traded.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a one year low of $66.05 and a one year high of $88.00. (NASDAQ:WBA) has seen its SMA20 which is now -3.06%. For this WBA's 20 days and 50 days MA (moving average) comparison clear the blur picture. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. However it has a net margin of 3.70%.

US drugstore company Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc's profit and revenue beat analysts' estimates in the fourth quarter, as it benefited from an expansion of mail services. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 2% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post $5.00 EPS for the current year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported strong fourth-quarter results and issued above-consensus 2018 earnings guidance Wednesday as the company filled millions of more drug prescriptions thanks to newly won contracts from PBMs. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%.

WBA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The mean target price as estimated by the analysts for the company has been recorded at $89.26. (WBA). A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday. Mean recommendation is rated on a 1 to 5 scale.

Analyst research firms are expressing bullish stance on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens, which in June scrapped plans to buy fellow pharmacy company Rite Aid Corp after a two-year long wait for regulatory approval, has been under pressure from investors to grow drugstore sales faster. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

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