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07 December 2017

The fund owned 2,884 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 43 shares during the period. The stock was bought at an average cost of $67.00 per share, with a total value of $1,340,000.00.

WBA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Loop Capital initiated coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The Price Range of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:WBA) on Thursday, September 1 with "Outperform" rating.

Taking a deeper dive into the numbers, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has a 50-day Moving Average of 70.32, the 200-day Moving Average is 79.07, and the 7-day is noted at 71.60. 5,979,994 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,445,819. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a 1 year low of $63.82 and a 1 year high of $88.00. WBA's profit would be $1.25 billion giving it 13.92 P/E if the $1.26 EPS is correct. A ratio under 1 points out that the company's liabilities are higher than its assets and indicates that the company may be unable to pay off its obligations when they fall short.

Price-to-free-cash-flow (P/FCF) of 16.77 gives an overview of the equity valuation for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $9500 target in Wednesday, June 21 report. Private Vista LLC now owns 583,185 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 574,218 shares during the last quarter. Stock's free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 1.45.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,350,000. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%. The average 1-year price target for (WBA) reveals an average price target of $84.96 per share. Insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. OPK trades with a P/S ratio of 2.33.

Senior Loan Portfolio Powershares's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -18.18. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.4% during the second quarter.

The stock decreased 1.31% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $70.63. Trust Investment Advisors raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.6% in the third quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 107,823 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $8,693,000 after buying an additional 15,722 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Birinyi Associates Inc. raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 9.0% during the second quarter. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $86.47. The Hallmark Capital Management Inc holds 91,791 shares with $17.27 million value, down from 93,470 last quarter. The stock increased 2.96% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $52.2.

Walgreens, the biggest USA drugstore chain, said on Wednesday it would buy the minority stake from China National Accord Medicines Corp Ltd for about $416 million.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. lifted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1,145.3% in the 2nd quarter.

After a recent check, Walgreens Boots Alliance's 14-day RSI is now at 51.67, the 7-day stands at 50.87, and the 3-day is sitting at 48.43. The company had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.93 billion.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)- Stocks under Performance Radar