Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. Decreases Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)

Xavier Trudeau
Mai 18, 2017

For our stock under consideration here, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm owned 14,031 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 2,053 shares during the period.

For the past 5 years, The Allstate Corporation's EPS growth has been almost 25.4%. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4,480.8% in the third quarter. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. MD now owns 39,319,406 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $3,169,931,000 after buying an additional 10,206,621 shares during the last quarter. Robert Novy-Marx has provided investors with insights on finding high-quality value stocks. The Return on Equity ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 50 day moving average of 84.10 and a 200 day moving average of 83.91. The firm has a market cap of $92.15 billion, a PE ratio of 21.92 and a beta of 1.20.

PHM stock's price is now -6.10% down from its 52-week high and +32.87% up from its 52-week low. State Street Corp increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Sure, the percentage is encouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 15.47%, annually. Comparatively, the peers have a net margin 2.69%, and the sector's average is -3.13%. The company had revenue of $29.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.17 billion. The Lower end of the earnings estimate is $1.3, while the higher end of the earnings estimate is $1.4. The company has a market capitalization of $89.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.37 and a beta of 1.20. On average, equities research analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post $4.98 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%.

10/19/2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. If you are viewing this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and global trademark & copyright law. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & global copyright legislation.

07/07/2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "mkt perform" rating reiterated by analysts at FBR Capital Markets.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on WBA shares. Finally, Guggenheim reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Exane Derivatives raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 56.3% in the third quarter. Price targets frequently change, depending on the outlook for a company's earnings. Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 3.06 and Price to cash per share ration is at 7.82. Buy rating has been given by 0 analysts to the company stock whereas no analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and no analyst given HOLD rating. They now have a Dollars 95 price target on the stock.

In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Pivotal Research "Initiates Coverage On" Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) in a research note issued to investors on 4/04/17 to Hold with price target of $85.

ATR value of company was 0.98. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. The company's price range for the trading day is $11.44 to $12.29.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price.

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