Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

(WBA) stock showed the move of 0.01% with the closing price of $81.06. Acquires 4,131 Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The company had Year Ago Sales of 28.64 Billion.

04/04/2017 - Pivotal Research began new coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. giving the company a " rating. (NASDAQ:WBA) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 10.2% over the last 5 years. The firm owned 57,077 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after buying an additional 977 shares during the period. Walgreens Boots Alliance had 29 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company had revenue of $30.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.72 billion. The pharmacy operator posted $1.33 Earnings per share for the period, exceeding Thomson Reuters' average forecast of $1.30 by $0.03. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. The average 1-year price target for (WBA) reveals an average price target of $91.89 per share. Needham & Company LLC raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, June 30th. (The) restated a "neutral" rating and set a $77.00 price objective (down from $89.00) on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The consensus recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) traded down 1.13% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $78.90. Davis R M Inc acquired 7,455 shares as Red Hat Inc (RHT)'s stock rose 4.33%. Moving averages can help identify trends and price reversals. (NASDAQ:WBA), stock is trading $88.00 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 5.40% in last 5 years. The stock has a market capitalization of $84.43 billion, a PE ratio of 19.92 and a beta of 1.26. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 3.6% in the first quarter. The ex-dividend date is Wed, Aug 16th. The company annual dividend yield is measured at 1.97%.It trades with a Forward P/E valuation of 14.68. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is 37.78%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, June 29th that permits the company to repurchase $5.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Investors may also be paying close concentration to some simple moving average indicators on shares of Halliburton Company (HAL).

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In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. The company has 0.75 value in price to sale ratio while price to book ratio was recorded as 2.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The institutional investor owned 74,521 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 154,103 shares during the period.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Congress Asset Management Co. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 5.77% since August 9, 2016 and is uptrending.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.31%, where Monthly Performance is 5.16%, Quarterly performance is -5.07%, 6 Months performance is -0.31% and yearly performance percentage is 0.48%. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,300 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) rating on Monday, July 18. Ltd. now owns 81,883 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $6,800,000 after buying an additional 41,842 shares during the last quarter. Tarbox Group Inc. increased its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 288.3% in the first quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 3,531 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 1,034 shares during the last quarter. Welch & Forbes LLC now owns 96,882 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $8,046,000 after buying an additional 4,453 shares in the last quarter.

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Jefferies maintained Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) on Wednesday, June 7 with "Hold" rating. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand).

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