November 20, 2018

Earnings Forecast of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

07 December 2017, 07:44 | Joann Bryant

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Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. (WBA) have shown a high EPS growth of 9.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -1.10% yoy. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) traded up $0.87 on Wednesday, reaching $71.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. Investors may also be looking at the forward P/E ratio. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a twelve month low of $63.82 and a twelve month high of $88.00. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 385,000* people. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10.

16 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $29.94 Billion for the current quarter.

Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter past year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, October 25th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. Given that the stock is priced cheaply, let's take a look and see if there is any value here. (NASDAQ:OPK) has been trading recently. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. The company was initiated on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 1,987 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.2 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. The shares were purchased at an average price of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 1 by Leerink Swann. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. "US shale producers continue to win market share", said Fawad Razaqzada, analyst at futures brokerage Pivotal Research cut their price target on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $85.00 to $73.00 and set a "hold" rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $86.47.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company. The price of WBA is now at a -17.62% to its one-year price target of 86.25. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance said, "We are very pleased to become a strategic investor in GuoDa". Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Investors mark this stock "active" as it exchanged hands with 5,892,031 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 8.04M shares. About Walgreens Boots Alliance Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at The Return on Equity ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. It operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 9.937702. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities.

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