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Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%

As a group, research analysts expect that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current year. These initiatives are part of a broader strategic alliance created to combine Verily's healthcare technology innovation with Walgreens corner store presence and trusted pharmacy services.

WBA is an exciting player in the Services space, with a center of attention on Drug Stores.Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

On Thursday, the company reported a almost 10% increase in sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which ended on November 30, as well as a 45.7% jump in earnings per share. Analyst's mean target cost for the company is $78.45 while analysts mean suggestion is 2.7. Return on assets (ROA) is a financial ratio that shows the percentage of profit a company earns about its overall resources.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on WBA. The next resistance point is at $78.5, representing almost 3.85% premium to the current market price of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock has "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 14. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Underweight" rating in Thursday, June 28 report. Finally, Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Friday, October 12th. Analysts have given a rating of 2.7 on company shares on a consensus basis. Company recorded a change of -11.1% over the past week and returned 2.82% over the last three months while the company stock's monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -11.19%. The Company has a profit margin of 3.8% and an operating of 4.7%. Tracking multiple time frames using moving averages can help investors see where the stock has been and help project where it may be possibly heading. The stock therefore has below average level of market risk. The stock price is showing -12.35% distance below 50 SMA. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $75.48. Insiders own 15.73% of the company's stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.




At the time of writing, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. acquired a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the second quarter worth $104,000. Asset Dedication LLC boosted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter.

Because all company has a different number of shares owned by the public, contrast only companies' earnings figures do not indicate how much money each company made for each of its shares, so we need E-P-S to make valid comparisons. On Tuesday, September 11 the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Bridgewater Associates LP grew its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 109.1% in the 2nd quarter.

Partnering with Verily complements Walgreens' strategy of emphasizing health services to shore up its pharmacy business against outside threats.In October 2018, Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina stated that the pharmacy plans on taking a greater focus on in-store health services.

Analysts expected, on average, earnings of $1.43 per share on $33.58 billion in revenue, according to Zacks Investment Research. The stock has a market funding of $68829.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.11 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $86.31 almost 15 days ago on 2018-12-04. Furthermore, over the 90.00 days, the stock was able to yield 2.82 percent. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 8th. Jefferies downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has P/S value of 0.52% while its P/B value stands at 2.61%. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics.

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