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Status Update The Walgreens–Rite Aid Acquisition Deal

Status Update The Walgreens–Rite Aid Acquisition Deal

Its share price has risen 4.42% in three months and is down -1.54% for the last five trades. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 8,176.0% in the fourth quarter. The Greystone Managed Investments Inc holds 175,973 shares with $10.46M value, down from 186,931 last quarter. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 10.2% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:WBA) has a beta of 1.26, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. Loop Capital initiated coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, August 24th.

The amended and restated purchase agreement between the two drugstore retailers updates the terms of the agreement Walgreens had with Rite Aid that was announced in June, Walgreens said. The volume of WBA witnessed a shift from 22 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 5.54 million shares. The shares price has directed 1.36% toward a higher level throughout previous year and swapped 2.11% toward a strong spot during past one month. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Needham maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) rating on Monday, July 17. The consensus recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and worldwide trademark & copyright law. BidaskClub cut shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 46814 shares, which suggests that MO's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock.

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Shares of Walgreens were down 1.9 percent in early Tuesday trading, to $81.07, while Rite Aid's shares were down 9.2 percent, to $2.48. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Ownership trends and trading patterns can be useful tools for predicting a stock's performance, but it's also important to consider the technicals in order to form a more comprehensive view.

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Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. says the latest deal should be completed by spring. The company gives a ROE of 14.40%. (WBA) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.33 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.3. The firm's revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 161.90%.

The deal should not have a significant impact on Walgreens' adjusted earnings for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018, the company added, and it expects annual synergies from the new transaction of more than $300 million.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, June 29th that permits the company to buyback $5.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to buy up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 1.94%.

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