Boots parent company posts 22% drop in quarterly profit

Buy or Sell? Average Brokerage Ratings on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR)

With that said, let us dive into Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The overall volume in the last trading session was 12.43 million shares. Finally, Cibc World Markets Corp grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 8.8% during the first quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter past year. When analyzing at performance throughout recent 6 months we have seen that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Entering into ratio analysis, MXIM has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 1.95, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The California-based Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc Ca has invested 1.24% in the stock. The stock ended last trade at 71.60 a share and the price is up more than -1.40% so far this year. Finally, Glenview Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $136,875,000.

In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director John Anthony Lederer purchased 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,350,000. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

WBA has been the subject of several research reports. "Throughout 2017, we continued to demonstrate how we as a company embed our CSR values in everything we do", stated Ornella Barra, Walgreens Boots Alliance co-COO and chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Jefferies Group set a $93.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ITEK in report on Tuesday, July 28 with "Overweight" rating. A 11 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of KO or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $86.60. (NASDAQ:WBA) was down -5.18% (-$3.91) to $71.6 and showed a volume of 12.43 mln shares. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $42. The stock's short float is around of 2.79% and short ratio is 2.98.

Through its CSR strategy and goals, Walgreens Boots Alliance continues to support the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to aligning its activities to support all 17 of the SDGs, which include goals to end poverty, take action on climate change, improve access to health and education and build strong institutions. WBA is covered by 21 analysts who by consensus are expecting positive earnings, estimated to rise from current levels of $3.799 to $5.694 in a few years. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.93 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.54 EPS for the current year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) is considered a high growth stock but its last closing price of $75.51 made some investors wonder if it can be still rationalized by the high growth potential.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is now 44.20%.

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