Walgreens Boots Alliance shares rise premarket after earnings top estimates


The fund owned 678,771 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after acquiring an additional 301,049 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 17.1% during the first quarter. The stock ended last trade at 71.60 a share and the price is up more than -1.40% so far this year. Zions Bancorporation lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 983.3% during the 3rd quarter. Andra AP fonden lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.3% in the second quarter. The share price was last seen 0.44% higher, reaching at $92.02 on January 03, 2018.

Combining the two types of research and analysis will give you a well rounded idea of how Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. may perform into the future. Based on that Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock can be considered overvalued, based on its fundamentals. The overall volume in the last trading session was 12.43 million shares. Institutional investors own 61.18% of the company's stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) shares traded down 2% during mid-day trading on Friday.

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The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 25 analysts - of 2.2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The company has a market capitalization of $71,930.00, a P/E ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.22. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.10 earnings per share. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 1 year low of $63.82 and a 1 year high of $88.00.

On 4/21/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.38 1.79% with an ex dividend date of 5/16/2017 which will be payable on 5/18/2017. The pharmacy operator reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.04. Comparatively, the gazes have a Gross margin 18.70%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post $5.00 EPS for the current year. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the third quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Chardan Capital Markets. Following the sale, the director now owns 16,415 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,105,878.55.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is 39.68%. The shares were bought at an average cost of $67.00 per share, with a total value of $1,340,000.00. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. Is WBA's share price justifiable by its earnings growth? The 43132 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$1.5 per share.

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According to Baker Hughes, a GE company's Insider ownership is at 0.20%. (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 5.77% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. Vetr upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company.

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WBA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports.

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