Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest operator of pharmacy shops in the worldSAUL LOEB AFP GETTY IMAGES
15 February, 2018, 16:49
Northern Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% during the second quarter.
CEO Pessina drove the Walgreens-Boots Alliance deal and more recently agreed to acquire 1,932 stores from smaller US rival Rite Aid, partly in a bid to improve its ability to negotiate for lower drug costs. Glenview Trust Co's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $8,429,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $1.35 and the High EPS estimate of $1.64. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 24.7% during the 2nd quarter. One of the important differences between earnings-per-share growth rates and net-income growth rates is that the former reflects the dilution that occurs from new stock issuance, the exercise of employee stock options, warrants, convertible securities, and share repurchases.
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The company now has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 63.6 Percent.
Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) opened at $68.29 on Wednesday.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 4th. The business had revenue of $30.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.39 billion.
The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -10.91%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -5.96% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The stock had a trading volume of 6,791,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,978,584. A company with a high P/E ratio usually indicated positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 12th. Soon after the takeover rumor surfaced on Feb 12, shares of AmerisourceBergen gained 15.7% in after-hours trading and subsequently, closed with a 0.3% rise. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. The shares were bought at an average cost of $76.07 per share, with a total value of $7,520,128.06.
WBA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Walgreens declined to comment on the Journal's report. Mizuho set a $94.00 target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. According to today's trading volume Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.
It is being speculated that Walgreens is likely to majorly benefit via this deal and increase its profits through purchasing capacity with a generic & branded drug manufacturing firm such as AmerisourceBergen. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Walgreens Boots Alliance presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $91.31. In January this year, Walgreens has stated a decline in its retail same-store revenues for the sixth straight quarter and a dip in its gross income from the USA business. If you are viewing this story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark law.
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