Friday, 24 November, 2017

Digging Up the Facts on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Nellie Chapman | 15 November, 2017, 12:03

EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 12 analysts is at 6.06%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 6.31 and 5.87. Of those analysts, 8 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 5 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

By taking a look at the stock's current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. Another key parameter which makes the company appealing investment opportunities, is a high return on equity, which now stands at 13.90%. United Technologies Corporation (UTX) has a market cap of $93.69 billion and over the last 12 months, United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has gone stronger by 7.54%. Current trade price levels places WBA's stock about -19.73% away from the 52-week high and closed 10.69% away from the 52-week low. (NASDAQ:WBA) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 10.5% over the last 5 years. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) has a Return on Assets of -3.10%.

Measuring its EPS growth this year at -1.1%. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global trademark and copyright law. If you are viewing this story on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The Return on Equity ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. Low ratio discloses poor current and future performance. The firm has a market capitalization of $71,667.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.92, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.20. This repurchase authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.

ATR stands at 0.71 while Beta factor of the stock stands at 0.9.

According to data from Finviz's Research, The price target set for the stock is $86.65 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. The Q2 2018 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$1.48 per share. Of the 17 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track UTX 12 of them rate its stock a hold.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares.

EPS is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each exceptional share of common stock. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. Modera Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. The stock spiked 2.88% last month and is down -14.22 this year.

More notable recent Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: Icahn Enterprises, Seaboard and Walgreens Boots Alliance" on November 08, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Is The Plunge Of Walgreens Boots Alliance To A 3-Year Low Justified?" published on October 31, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Walgreens: Has It Bottomed?" This showed a surprise of 8.3% in the last quarter earnings. At the time of writing Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Zions Bancorporation now owns 1,365 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 1,239 shares during the last quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 69.99 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 54.95 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 37.69 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 35.67 million shares, and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 22.74 million shares. The Firm operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.