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Fundamentals in Focus for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Fundamentals in Focus for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 10,356,853 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $834,969,000 after buying an additional 331,571 shares during the last quarter.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is a holding company. The 52-week high of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The companys revenue was down -1.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The equity has slowed down in recent weeks, with shares lower about -0.52% in the past three months. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 36,935,100 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $3,056,752,000 after buying an additional 553,472 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Exane Derivatives raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 56.3% in the third quarter. (NASDAQ:WBA): 13 Brokerage firm Analysts have agreed with the mean estimate for the short term price target of $93.85 in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 7.79 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 11.81 and sector's optimum level is 54.03. Currently, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.net profit margin for the 12 months is at 3.51%. The current share price indicate that stock is -2.95% away from its one year high and is moving 14.30% ahead of its 52-week low. (WBA) have shown a high EPS growth of 5.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -4.50% yoy. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 0.9%. The firm earned $28.50 billion during the quarter. The company has a market cap of $92.06B and now has 1.08B shares outstanding.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.75%, where Monthly Performance is 2.84%, Quarterly performance is -0.52%, 6 Months performance is 5.27% and yearly performance percentage is 7.45%.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th were issued a $0.375 dividend. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Hold" on Monday, February 8. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 39.68%.

Several research firms recently commented on WBA. Deutsche Bank AG set a $92.00 target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, January 21st. Leerink Swann set a $90.00 target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Sunday, January 8th.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was upgraded to "overweight" by analysts at Atlantic Equities. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $39.55 a share. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated an "outperform" rating on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Tuesday, January 24th.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) opened at 85.80 on Thursday. Also, Director Janice M. Babiak bought 600 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 2nd.

The return on investment (ROI) is defined to be the amount of money an organization has made or lost in an full-fledged investment - in simple terms. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 600 shares in the company, valued at $48,408. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Additionally when measured on a five year annualized basis, both dividend per share and earnings per share growth ranked in-line with the industry average relative to its peers. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief operating officer now directly owns 1,690,336 shares in the company, valued at approximately $136,798,892.48. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. holds a dividend yield of 1.76%, and depicts the price/earnings ratio (P/E) to be 22.58. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Firm operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

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