Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) To Release Earnings

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Year-to-date, WBA has gained 3.98%, versus a 1.35% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the first quarter.

Ex-out the one-time items, however, and Walgreens Boots Alliance's results appear much better. American International Group Inc. now owns 441,183 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $36,640,000 after acquiring an additional 8,322 shares in the last quarter.

Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC held its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The total amount of shares outstanding is 1.14B, giving the company a market capitalization of about 38.11B.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. Following the transaction, the director now owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. Is WBA's share price justifiable by its earnings growth? A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The overall volume in the last trading session was 7,134,840 shares. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $91.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. Further, company shares have been seen trading -2.95% off of the 52 week high and 14.57% away from the 52 week low.

On 4/21/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.38 1.79% with an ex dividend date of 5/16/2017 which will be payable on 5/18/2017. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.28, ahead of the FactSet consensus of $1.26. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.93 billion. Whereas, in last 21 trading days (one month) was surged 0.04% and plunged in last 63 trading days (quarter) of -5.58%.

Leveraging its scale and business values as well as the strong CSR heritage of its legacy companies, Walgreens Boots Alliance made significant strides during fiscal 2017, hitting important milestones and setting out new commitments within its 12 CSR goals. Thomaspartners Inc. now owns 4,357 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $351,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.36 and as high as 1.08.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is now 44.20%.

Looking forward, for the quarter ending Nov-18, 10 analysts have a mean sales target of 33,793.50 million. Vetr upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Needham & Company LLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $86.60.

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