Today's Hot Stock Under Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

Today's Hot Stock Under Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. also recently announced a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Tuesday the 12th of September 2017.

For short-term or active investment approach moving average with a short time frame will react much quicker to price changes interpretation. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $70.87, down from yesterday's close by -3.18%.

08/24/2017 - Loop Capital began new coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. giving the company a "buy" rating.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a beta of 1.17, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

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08/23/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $1.07. Montecito Bank & Trust grew its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. The stock's quarterly performance indicates a negative momentum of -5.13 percent, whereas its last one month trend is pessimistic with -10.25 percent. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 2.34 million.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, a holding company. (WBA) belonging to the Consumer Defensive sector has declined -3.18% and closed its last trading session at $70.87. Finally, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 1,533,800 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $120,112,000 after purchasing an additional 63,259 shares during the period.

Several analysts have weighed in on WBA shares. They set a "buy" rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is 30.73. BidaskClub cut shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. (WBA) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $1.3 as it actually earned $1.33 per share in its last reported financial results. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 1-year low of $69.28 and a 1-year high of $89.69. (NASDAQ:WBA) Cheap From Peers?

06/29/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim. With short interest at 18,591,772 and short average daily volume at 4,454,337, the short-interest ratio is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of August 31. (WBA) . Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 1.61.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 5.9 percent. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to purchase up to 5.9% of its stock through open market purchases.

The stock's Average True Range (ATR) is 1.61. (WBA) has an annual dividend of $1.6, while its annual dividend yield is 2.26%. Kathleen Wilson-thompson has seen steady activity on the sell side, and on August 17, 2017, executed an option to sell 1825 shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.30%. Year-to-date it plunged -15.6%. That transaction by Vanguard took place on June 30, 2017, the same day Susquehanna International Group, Llp purchased an additional 2770 shares in WBA to bring its total stake to 2770. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,528,058.29.

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