Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) Under Analyst Spotlight


(NASDAQ:WBA) by 6.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The average 1-year price target for (WBA) reveals an average price target of $92.41 per share. Barclays PLC set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, April 1st. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.3% during the second quarter.

While considering EPS estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 0.61 whereas during current year it has 2.24 estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 2.5 during next year. Sound Shore Management Inc. Sigma Planning Corp's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $978,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Year to date (YTD) refers to the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 29.44%.

Analysts await Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) to report earnings on October, 19. Short shares grew 4,220,278 over that period. The Retail Pharmacy International segment consists primarily of the Alliance Boots pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, optical practices and related contract manufacturing operations. Hefty Wealth Partners owns 9,616 shares worth $743,000.

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The company now has an insider ownership of 13.6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 62 Percent. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s P/E ratio is 18.47. Now the stock price is moving -29.22% off from the highest level of twelve months and 6.31% above from twelve months low.

10/02/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies.

The Equity Rating of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) rating was decreased by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley from the previous "Overweight" rating to a "Equal-Weight" rating in a report sent to investors on 6 October. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock.

Based on the latest brokerage notes which have been released to investors, 9 brokers have issued a rating of "strong buy", 8 brokers "buy", 8 brokers "neutral", 0 brokers "sell" and 0 brokers "strong sell".

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ WBA) opened at 73.20 on Friday. Beta value of the stock is marked at 1.16. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a 12 month low of $75.18 and a 12 month high of $89.69. Recall that when we see the shortest-term moving average (10-day in this case) fall below any other moving average (50-day in this case), it indicates weakening momentum.

08/23/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 16th of August 2017. (WBA) has an annual dividend of $1.6, while its annual dividend yield is 2.11%. This is an increase from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38.

In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 25th. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares in the company, valued at $1,528,058.29.

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