Strong Buy Consensus rating Stock: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.07 EPS. equities analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current year. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Mizuho maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Loop Capital.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $86.65 to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Analysts‟ target price forecasts are a prediction of a stock‟s future price, generally over the 12 months following the release date (Asquith et al., 2005).

Past 5 years growth of WBA observed at 9.40%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 15.40%. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 9.681982. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 0.186522. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. (NASDAQ:WBA) touched its 1-Year High price of $88.00 on 02/21/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $63.82 on 10/27/17. Thanks to a rise of nearly 6.72% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -14.97% so far on the year - still in weak territory.

Now, the FactSet Research estimate calls for Q1 2018 earnings of US$1.26. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The fund owned 1,085,320 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after purchasing an additional 68,583 shares during the quarter. The formula for calculating the price-earnings ratio for any stock is simple: the market value per share divided by the earnings per share (EPS). Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $13,874,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright law. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $72. The mean target price as estimated by the analysts for the company has been recorded at $0.00. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,884 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 679 shares during the period. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,728 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 213 shares in the last quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.27%. The price to earnings ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) by 13.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. The company was initiated on Thursday, October 6 by UBS. Its EPS was $3.78 while outstanding shares of the company were 988.93M. With company PE at 18.8 shows that investors are paying $18.8 for dollar of earnings company generates, however if you see Walgreens current market price, it suggest Investors might not hope for ton of growth from company causing current discounted price. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. WBA institutional ownership is held at 65.3% while insider ownership was 0.2%.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

CenturyLink, Inc., a US based Company, belongs to Technology sector and Telecom Services - Domestic industry. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 134,048. 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. Sowell Financial Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. On a Monthly basis the stock is -6.67%.

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