Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC purchased a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the 2nd quarter worth about $457,000. The company's market cap is $70.9 Billion, and the average volume is 8.05 Million. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 26.5% in the 1st quarter. Andra AP fonden increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.3% during the 2nd quarter. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed -14.15%. On average, analysts expect that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post $4.97 earnings per share for the current year. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $67.00 per share, with a total value of $1,340,000.00.
In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd.
Of course, there is no easy answer to solving the tough question of how to best approach the stock market, especially when dealing with a turbulent investing climate. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with "Hold" on Thursday, June 29. The average 1-year price target for (WBA) reveals an average price target of $84.96 per share.
Net profit margin of the company is seen at 3.40%. Active and passive investors always require every bit of information available regarding his chosen security and this include keeping close watch on fundamental and technical data. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 1 by Leerink Swann. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,350,000.
Following a public tender process, Walgreens Boots Alliance's bid met all the requirements set by the seller to acquire a 40% minority stake in GuoDa through a capital increase worth about $416 million. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 0.6, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 2.73. Over the last 12 months, WBA's free cash flow per share is a positive 0.85, while that of DISCA is positive 7.35. (NASDAQ:WBA) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) coverage was initiated with a key "Hold" rating as well as a $78 target price per share at Deutsche Bank.
Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, October 25th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.
Stock has a payout ratio of 0.00%.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The price to earnings ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WBA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS also announced decreased position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Monday, July 17. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. Consensus earnings estimates are far from ideal, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock.
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10 analysts rate Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 62.5% of all the analyst ratings.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. It is China's leading pharmacy chain and we believe that we can positively contribute to its continued successful development with our global pharmacy expertise. At the time of writing Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm has a market cap of $69,503.16, a P/E ratio of 13.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.22.
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