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Analysts See $1.26 EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

07 December 2017, 07:41 | Cesar Cruz

More notable recent Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The institutional investor owned 9,616 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after purchasing an additional 9,431 shares during the quarter. (NYSE:JCP) by 3.48% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. RAD has increased sales at a 4.70% CAGR over the past five years, and is considered a low growth stock. However, 7.75% over the last one month, -12.89% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at -14.15%. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,515 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the period.

Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for the current quarter to be 15.5%. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. Sowell Financial Services LLC now owns 2,703 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $218,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares during the period. As a result of the completion of the acquisition, PharMerica shareholders will receive an amount in cash equal to $29.25 per share of PharMerica common stock, without interest. Also, 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 transaction of $184,324.32.

Net profit margin of the company is seen at 3.40%.

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. This analysis is based on historical data about the stock's performance given the overall trends of the market and particular indicators within the market. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 16,415 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,105,878.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 14.80% of the company's stock.

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The company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics. The stock is now trading -19.50% away from the 52-week high and separated 11.00% from the 52-week low. (NASDAQ:WBA) gained 1.24% with the closing price of $71.05. The P/S ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is 0.6. (NASDAQ:WBA) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 389.30%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.07 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.55 EPS for the current year.

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. The RSI computes momentum as the ratio of higher closes to lower closes: stocks which have had more or stronger positive changes have a higher RSI than stocks which have had more or stronger negative changes. It is meant to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent trading period. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.25%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on WBA shares. They issued a "buy" rating and a $95.00 price target on the stock. They set an "outperform" rating and a $96.00 price target for the company. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday. As for whether to Buy, Sell or Hold at this point, sell-side firms covering company shares have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on the stock. Credit Suisse maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. If you are accessing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and worldwide trademark and copyright laws. Jefferies maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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