Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Earnings: 9 Things to Know About Q4

Columbus Circle Investors' holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $1,636,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. 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 stock rose 0.18% or $0.13 reaching $72.85 per share.

About 4.18M shares traded.

Sales at Walgreens' U.S. pharmacies rose 12.6 percent in the fourth quarter ended August 31, after the company filled 250.2 million prescriptions, up 9 percent from a year ago. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 26,690 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,171,231.50. (NASDAQ:WBA) recently traded as high as $70.11.

Walgreens' shares were slightly lower at $67.20 in morning trading. The company has market cap of $74.86 billion. In terms of moving averages, the 200-day is now at 474.62, the 50-day is 443.84, and the 7-day is resting at 372.53. Analysts have placed a $89.26 price target on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., suggesting a 28.69% gain from recent close.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.93 billion. However it has a net margin of 3.70%. The higher end of the revenue estimate is $19.85 Billion and the lower end is $19.85 Billion. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $1.15, while the High earnings estimate is $1.25.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $1.14. On average, equities analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post $5.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, June 29th that authorizes the company to repurchase $5.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Past 5 years growth of MSFT observed at 6.30%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 11.45%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is now 40.30%. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. Evercore ISI restated a "buy" rating and issued a $93.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to "Mkt Perform" on Wednesday, September 27. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp Takes Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". The original version of this article can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/26/columbus-circle-investors-trims-stake-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html. 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.

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