Nov 15 2017 by Johnny Bowman
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on WBA. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Leerink Swann downgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st.
Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 17.
The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. have a median target of $88, with a high estimate of $100 and a low estimate of $72. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. $91's average target is 28.80% above currents $70.65 stock price. Considering that the stock daily volume of 12.37 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size.
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%. (NASDAQ:WBA) has a market cap of $69.59 billion and over the last 12 months, WBA has declined by -13.18%. (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. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $88 and as low as $63.82.
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In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) has a Return on Assets of -3.10%. The company's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 0.66 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 2.36. Hudock Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% during the second quarter. The correct version of this news story can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/15/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-price-target-lowered-to-81-00-at-citigroup-inc.html. To cut down amount of noise on price chart, shares of firm has 20 days moving average price of 1.35% from last close price of 116.48 and act as support or resistance of price limit. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 1,987 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with "Buy". The shares were acquired at an average cost of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,802 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 48 shares during the period. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 9,154,328 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $760,267,000 after purchasing an additional 1,917,082 shares during the period. Private Vista LLC now owns 583,185 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 574,218 shares in the last quarter.
Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. 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. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 29,195.14 and Seoul's Kospi shed 0.4 percent 50 2,534.07.
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The target payout ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is now measuring at 39.50%, outlining what size the company's dividends should be. The Firm is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.
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