Deutsche Bank Begins Coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Jon Howard
December 8, 2017

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Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Private Vista LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 6,403.7% during the second quarter. About 5.99M shares traded. Studying the numbers can help the investor see whether or not the stock's prospects look good in the near term as well as the longer term. Westside Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 10.4% during the second quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 668,461 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $668,000 after acquiring an additional 659,847 shares in the last quarter.

The performance for the week for Walgreens Boots Alliance, -1.21% following the monthly performance of 7.75%. Gem Diamonds Ltd had 123 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS restated a "buy" rating and set a $96.00 price target (down from $97.00) on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Robert W. Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $96.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Monday, March 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th.

In other news, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. WBA's profit would be $1.25 billion giving it 14.10 P/E if the $1.26 EPS is correct. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Considering that the stock daily volume of 5.99 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,105,878.55. S&P Research maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:WBA) price has been as high as $88 and as low as $63.82. In terms of efficiency, WBA has an asset turnover ratio of 1.66.

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The company reported its last earnings Actual EPS of $1.31/share. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $30.66 Billion and $28.35 Billion, respectively. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%. (WBA) stock directed -16.13% toward a lower level throughout a year ago and swapped 7.75% toward a strong spot during past one month. (WBA) have shown a high EPS growth of 9.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -1.10% yoy.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. 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. The firm has dividend yield of 1.71% that is also considered as effective indicator. The Value Composite Two of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at 11.90%, when it lies in positive figure than security is feasible for investment or goes for higher ROI stocks.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s ROA is 5.9%, while industry's average is 6.57%. "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". Walgreens Boots Alliance operates through three divisions, including Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The company had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion.

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