Medicine

$1.43 EPS Expected for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) on January, 3

$1.43 EPS Expected for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) on January, 3

The company's 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 37.77, which shows that its stock has been neutral. 16 are the (NASDAQ:WBA)'s ratings reports on Dec 20, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Zacks Investment Research raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock had earned Hold rating from Pivotal Research Group when it published its report on October 15th, 2018.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 17 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 4 advised investors to purchase the stock. The stock price is showing discouraging image with current unsupportive move of -5.02% at trading price of $69.61.

Walgreens shares slipped less than 2 percent to $72.15 in early Thursday trading, after the company detailed results. The company's stock had a trading volume of 12,552,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,344,250.

Forward P/E is a measure of the price-to-earnings ratio using forecasted earnings for the P/E calculation for the next fiscal year. These 52-week values data help to compare its recent price with high or low prices inside a one-year framework. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.38. Walgreens said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, that it saw its profit jump 37 percent to $1.12 billion in this year's first quarter. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.03.

In the quarter, prescriptions in the USA increased sharply, jumping 11.4 percent from a year ago as Walgreens absorbed stores it bought from Rite Aid Corp. Shares of the company have performed 2.82% over the last three months and moved 1.02% over the last 12- months. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th were issued a $0.44 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 8th. But on a comparable basis, prescriptions increased just 2 percent. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is presently 29.24%. The 50-day moving average is more responsive to price changes than the 200-day moving. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. As outstanding stock is bought and sold in public markets, capitalization could be used as an indicator of public opinion of a company's net worth and is a determining factor in some forms of stock valuation. EPS serves as a pointer of a company's profitability. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Shares of Walgreens closed Wednesday at $73.29, with a consensus analyst price target of $78.57 and a 52-week trading range of $59.07 to $86.31.

More notable recent Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens runs more than 18,500 stores in 11 countries and, along with CVS Health Corp., is one of the two biggest chains in the US drugstore market.

Walgreens Boots Alliance has joined hands with Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily to improve the outcomes for individuals suffering from chronic conditions. Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% during the third quarter. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Finally, E&G Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 32.6% in the 2nd quarter. The stock has shown a quarterly performance of 2.82% and a half-year performance stands at 7.78%.Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.7. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.82% of the company's stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.


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