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12 October 2017, 12:04 | Austin Hogan
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.33 for the May 2017 versus $1.18 in the same quarter a year ago, representing 13% growth.
The share price of the company (NASDAQ:WBA) was down -1.44%, with a high of 70.99 during the day and the volume of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shares traded was 11981885. Ken Murphy, an officer at (WBA), sold 102172 shares at a price of 83.23 to bring his total ownership in the stock to 653 shares.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company.
We can also take a look at the Average Directional Index or ADX of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.
Examining Institutional Ownership at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total value of $218,305.44. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. The stock went down -9.89% at some stage in past quarter.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is a holding company.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was downgraded to "equal-weight" by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 2% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. The dividend payment was $0.400 per share for the quarter which comes to $1.60 on an annualized basis. This is lower than the both industry's 89.18 and the wider sector's 13.21. (NASDAQ:WBA) is standing on a contradictory position. (NASDAQ:WBA) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity.
06/29/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim.
The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at -11.04 percent, its SMA50 Value is -12.79% and SMA200 value is reported as -14.74 Percent. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th were given a $0.40 dividend. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 2.26%. This is an increase from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 16th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.30%.
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, June 29th that allows the company to repurchase $5.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to purchase up to 5.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,528,058.29.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They now have a Dollars 85 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 25 analysts - of 2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. On August 25 analysts at Loop Capital released its first research report on the stock with an initial rating of "Buy". Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of QVCA or, if they already own its stock, sell it.
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