Browsing Notable Movers: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Cheryl Sanders
December 22, 2018

Summing up, since we already know the best outcome, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)'s stock has 988.79M shares outstanding while 65.10% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. The firm sold -1,284,241 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 6,089,032 shares and is now valued at $187,055,063. So to answer this concerns frequently used tools of financial ratio analysis is profitability ratios, which are used to determine the company's bottom line and its return to its investors. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio now stands at 0.55, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.40. Asset Dedication LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the 3rd quarter. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.46 per share. Sun Life Financial INC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 803.5% in the second quarter. The stock has performed -11.19 percent around most recent 30 days, and changed 2.82 percent over the most recent 3-months. The company has a market cap of $72.09 billion, a PE ratio of 12.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.38. Mizuho downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) to report $1.43 EPS on January, 3.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 11.72% from last quarter's $1.28 EPS. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $33.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.90 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.75% and a net margin of 3.82%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Walgreens announced plans this week to cut more than $1 billion in its annual costs over the next three years.

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Any given stock may have anywhere between 1 to 40 brokerage analysts making EPS estimates as they follow the company. The company's targets include global spending, organization and digitalization of the business in primarily the U.S. and U.K. The company expects the initiative will cost $150 million to $170 million and has already invested $30 million as of the first quarter. The dividend was payable December 12 to stockholders of record as of November 12. The company now provides a dividend yield of 2.40% and payout ratio stands at 31.50%.

WBA recently closed with fall of -14.26% to its twenty-Day SMA. Along recent negative drift, stock price presented -19.35% lower comparing value from it 52-week high point and showed 17.84% upward in value from its 52-week low point. (NASDAQ:WBA) on Friday, June 29 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, October 12. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Monday, October 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Walgreens Boots Alliance has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $79.11. The stock's 12-month potential target price is now at $78.45. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,207 shares of the company's stock, valued at $652,292.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

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