Walgreens Boots Alliance Company Profile (NASDAQ:WBA)

About Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance logoWalgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance operates through three divisions, including Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand). In addition, the Company has investments in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited. The Company operates in around 25 countries, which include the wholesale and distribution network with over 340 distribution centers and more than 180,000 pharmacies, health centers and hospitals in 19 countries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Drug Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Drug Retail
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: WBA
  • CUSIP: 93142210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $85.89
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $83.87
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $83.44
  • 52-Week Range: $75.74 - $89.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.71
  • P/E Growth: 1.26
  • Market Cap: $93.55B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,080,950,000
  • Beta: 1.2
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 3.52%
  • Return on Equity: 16.76%
  • Return on Assets: 7.30%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.60%
  • Current Ratio: 1.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.94%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $91.58 (5.83% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/11/2017Leerink SwannSet Price TargetBuy$90.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$95.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$100.00LowView Rating Details
4/4/2017Pivotal ResearchInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$85.00MediumView Rating Details
4/1/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$79.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$96.00LowView Rating Details
3/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$92.00LowView Rating Details
2/6/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$95.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$93.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$95.00N/AView Rating Details
8/30/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$94.00N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket Perform -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016FBR & CoLower Price TargetMarket Perform$90.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
4/1/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuy$95.00N/AView Rating Details
3/1/2016MizuhoUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$89.00 -> $90.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$111.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/30/2015ScotiabankBoost Price Target$100.00 -> $101.00N/AView Rating Details
10/29/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$99.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuy$102.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeHold -> Buy$98.00 -> $103.00N/AView Rating Details
7/11/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/9/2015William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
5/22/2015Tigress FinancialUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Earnings by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/5/2017        
4/5/2017Q2 2017$1.36$1.36$30.17 billion$29.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/5/2017Q117$1.09$1.10$29.37 billion$28.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q416$0.99$1.07$29.06 billion$28.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/6/2016Q316$1.14$1.18$29.93 billion$29.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/5/2016Q216$1.28$1.31$30.72 billion$30.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/7/2016Q116$0.96$1.03$29.24 billion$29.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q415$0.81$0.88$28.45 billion$28.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/9/2015Q315$0.87$1.02$30.28 billion$28.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2015Q215$0.94$1.18$27.27 billion$26.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/23/2014Q115$0.75$0.81$19.43 billion$19.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/30/2014Q414$0.74$0.74$19.02 billion$19.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/24/2014Q314$0.94$0.91$19.33 billion$19.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/25/2014Q214$0.93$0.91$19.61 billion$19.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2013Q1$0.72$0.72$17.98 billion$18.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/1/2013Q413$0.72$0.73$17.95 billion$17.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/25/2013Q3 2013$0.91$0.85$18.44 billion$18.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/19/2013Q2 2013$0.94$0.96$18.72 billion$18.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/21/2012Q1 2013$0.70$0.58$17.50 billion$17.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/28/2012Q412$0.56$0.63$17.16 billion$17.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/19/2012$0.63$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/27/2012$0.77$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/21/2011$0.67$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/27/2011$0.56$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/21/2011$0.63$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2011$0.80$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/22/2010$0.54$0.62$17.31 billion$17.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.44$1.44$1.44
Q2 20171$1.35$1.35$1.35
Q3 20171$1.24$1.24$1.24
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Next Dividend:6/12/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.50
Dividend Yield:1.73%
Payout Ratio:39.68% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.12% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.22% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/21/2017quarterly$0.381.79%5/16/20175/18/20176/12/2017
1/27/2017quarterly$0.381.84%2/13/20172/15/20173/10/2017
10/13/2016quarterly$0.381.92%11/15/201611/17/201612/12/2016
7/14/2016quarterly$0.381.79%8/17/20168/19/20169/12/2016
4/13/2016quarterly$0.361.78%5/16/20165/18/20166/10/2016
1/29/2016quarterly$0.361.81%2/16/20162/18/20163/11/2016
10/15/2015quarterly$0.361.65%11/12/201511/16/201512/11/2015
7/10/2015quarterly$0.361.55%8/17/20158/19/20159/11/2015
4/9/2015quarterly$0.341.46%5/19/20155/21/20156/12/2015
1/16/2015special$0.342/13/20152/18/20153/12/2015
10/8/2014quarterly$0.342.19%11/13/201411/17/201412/12/2014
8/7/2014quarterly$0.342.22%8/19/20148/21/20149/12/2014
4/9/2014quarterly$0.321.99%5/19/20145/21/20146/12/2014
1/9/2014quarterly$0.322.09%2/13/20142/18/20143/12/2014
10/9/2013quarterly$0.322.25%11/14/201311/18/201312/12/2013
7/10/2013quarterly$0.322.59%8/16/20138/20/20139/12/2013
4/10/2013quarterly$0.282.26%5/17/20135/21/20136/12/2013
1/10/2013quarterly$0.282.81%2/13/20132/15/20133/12/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 13.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.98%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/7/2017Ornella BarraCOOBuy124,000$80.93$10,035,320.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017Janice M BabiakDirectorBuy600$80.68$48,408.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell5,700$85.05$484,785.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2016Stefano PessinaInsiderBuy2,000,000$81.41$162,820,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016William C FooteDirectorSell2,067$81.30$168,047.10View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell23,996$85.00$2,039,660.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016William C FooteDirectorSell2,067$81.35$168,150.45View SEC Filing  
7/14/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell29,695$83.00$2,464,685.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell29,695$81.03$2,406,185.85View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell29,603$83.13$2,460,897.39View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Barry RosensteinDirectorSell6,000,000$77.29$463,740,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/21/2016William C FooteDirectorSell2,066$80.99$167,325.34View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016George Rollo FairweatherCFOSell50,000$81.52$4,076,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonEVPSell13,728$83.01$1,139,561.28View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Barry RosensteinDirectorSell1,720,900$76.96$132,440,464.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2016John Anthony LedererDirectorBuy10,000$81.00$810,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Barry RosensteinDirectorSell1,452,470$82.37$119,639,953.90View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015William C FooteDirectorSell3,500$88.36$309,260.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015John Anthony LedererDirectorBuy10,000$84.88$848,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015William C FooteDirectorSell3,500$94.95$332,325.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015John Anthony LedererDirectorBuy10,000$85.00$850,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2015Thomas J Sabatino JrCAOSell36,477$73.76$2,690,543.52View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonSVPSell40,769$73.75$3,006,713.75View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Kermit R CrawfordEVPSell126,441$66.32$8,385,567.12View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Sona ChawlaCMOSell21,200$65.00$1,378,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/14/2014Barry RosensteinDirectorBuy1,250,000$61.86$77,325,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Sona ChawlaCMOSell9,443$63.44$599,063.92View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Mia M ScholzSVPSell81,015$61.93$5,017,258.95View SEC Filing  
8/7/2014Gregory D WassonCEOSell24,279$60.06$1,458,196.74View SEC Filing  
4/16/2014Robert ZimmermanSVPSell26,201$66.07$1,731,100.07View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Kermit CrawfordInsiderSell74,287$66.01$4,903,684.87View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014Graham AtkinsonSVPSell24,304$58.05$1,410,847.20View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Robert ZimmermanSVPSell10,426$60.00$625,560.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2014Timothy TheriaultSVPSell64,815$60.50$3,921,307.50View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Stefano PessinaDirectorBuy34,439$45.77$1,576,273.03View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Kermit R CrawfordInsiderSell10,000$50.03$500,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2013Stefano PessinaDirectorBuy83,299$48.62$4,049,997.38View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
Latest Headlines for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreen Looks Good However Rite-Aid Deal Pans Out
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 2:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCramer: Walgreens Looks Good However Rite-Aid Deal Plays Out
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 2:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens and PeopleForBikes Kick Off “Ride On For Red Nose Day” Cycling Challenge Across America
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 10:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.38
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 11:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRite Aid (RAD) Stock Up on Better-than-Expected Q4 Results
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WBA-US : April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Medication Disposal Program Collects 72 Tons of Unused Medications in First Year; Opioid Antidote Medication Naloxone Available without Prescription at Walgreens in 44 States
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 8:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShares Drop After Yet Another Hiccup in Merger Deal: Today's Research Reports on Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots ... - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 8:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRite Aid Finally Gets Some Good News As Walgreens Deal In Doubt
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 8:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 10:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShares Drop After Yet Another Hiccup in Merger Deal: Today's Research Reports on Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 9:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.38
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 6:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.52
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 5:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 1:06 AM
streetinsider.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Elects José Almeida to Board of Directors
www.streetinsider.com - April 19 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoS&P 500, Dow End at Session Lows After IBM Disappointment, Crude Slump
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJosé E. Almeida, Chairman and CEO of Baxter International, Elected to Walgreens Boots Alliance Board of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAggressive Pricing Pinches Walgreens Margins
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRite Aid Falls on Report FTC May Sue to Block Walgreens Takeover
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFTC Seen as Set to Block Rite Aid Deal
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRite Aid Dives To 2013 Lows On Latest Twist In Walgreens Takeover Saga
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Healthcare Clinics to Offer Testing Services for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV, Hepatitis and Others
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo​Walgreens to offer tests for HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases at clinics in Denver, other cities
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo​Cincinnati drug store clinics to offer testing for sexually transmitted infections
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 5:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 11:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoTraders Buy Large Volume of Walgreens Boots Alliance Put Options (WBA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLeerink Swann Analysts Give Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) a $90.00 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Inspires “Noses On” Across America to Support Third Annual Red Nose Day in the U.S. - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 8:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Inspires “Noses On” Across America to Support Third Annual Red Nose Day in the U.S.
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 8:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.57
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 7:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Given a $90.00 Price Target at Leerink Swann
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 3:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $29.72 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 12:40 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance: Strong Outlook Regardless Of Rite Aid Outcome
seekingalpha.com - April 13 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThis pharmacy chose Beyonce’s 50 year-old stunt double to dive through a window in age-defying ad
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Expands Beauty Offering with Addition of NYX Professional Makeup Products
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 11:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.32 EPS Expected for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 10:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTop Research Reports for Today: AMZN, CELG, FB, WBA
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 8:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhere Walgreens’ Returns Stand Next to Peers
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 8:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnderstanding Walgreens’ Fiscal 2Q17 Profitability and Earnings Growth
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. : April 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:05 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWalgreens pushes hard for Rite Aid deal - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - April 10 at 8:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWBA in the UK: What Happened Internationally in Fiscal 2Q17
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:22 AM
seekingalpha.com logoWalgreens pushes hard for Rite Aid deal
seekingalpha.com - April 9 at 10:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) to Repurchase $1 billion in Outstanding Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens’ Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings Overview: Revenue Miss, In-Line EPS
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 6:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInside Walgreens’ Retail Pharmacy Division’s Recent Partnerships
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 6:32 PM
seekingalpha.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - April 7 at 1:26 PM
nasdaq.com logoOversold Conditions For Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)
www.nasdaq.com - April 7 at 1:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWalgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. :WBA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:26 PM

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Frequently Asked Questions for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock symbol?

Walgreens Boots Alliance trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WBA."

How often does Walgreens Boots Alliance pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share on Monday, June 12th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th.

How will Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock buyback program work?

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 5th. The company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.36. The company had revenue of $29.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $30.17 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 16.76% and a net margin of 3.52%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.31 EPS.

When will Walgreens Boots Alliance make its next earnings announcement?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 5th 2017.

What guidance has Walgreens Boots Alliance issued on next quarter's earnings?

Walgreens Boots Alliance issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.90-5.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.98.

Where is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock going? Where will Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price be in 2017?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their forecasts range from $79.00 to $100.00. On average, they anticipate Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $91.58 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Walgreens Boots Alliance stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Walgreens expects to do well in its second quarter of fiscal 2017 (to be reported on Apr 5) on strong fundamental and inorganic expansion. While, the last-reported first-quarter fiscal 2017 revenue performance was below the mark, management is optimistic about registering strong growth in the second half of 2017 on new strategic pharmacy tie-ups. Several recent strategic programs including skin product launch and vaccination program are also expected to boost the company’s growth in near terms. Narrowed 2017 earnings outlook also buoys optimism. On the flip side, Walgreens Boots is trading below the Zacks classified Retail-Drug Stores industry over the last one month on Rite Aid deal related uncertainty. Notably, FTC has imposed certain regulatory issues resulting in a delay in the completion of the Rite Aid acquisition. Currency fluctuations and a competitive landscape are other major woes." (3/29/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We believe that today’s announcement of the proposed divestiture of 865 RAD stores to FRED for $950MM in cash should be sufficient to appease regulatory competition concerns and eliminate concerns about WBA’s ability to close the RAD deal." (12/21/2016)

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,989,831 shares, an increase of 0.4% from the February 28th total of 10,942,444 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,918,875 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days.

Who owns Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Markel Corp (0.20%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (0.18%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.17%), Harding Loevner LP (0.15%), Hexavest Inc. (0.10%) and ProShare Advisors LLC (0.09%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Barry Rosenstein, George Rollo Fairweather, Janice M Babiak, John Anthony Lederer, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Ornella Barra, Stefano Pessina and William C Foote.

Who sold Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? Who is selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eastern Bank, Advisors Capital Management LLC, Rockefeller Financial Services Inc., Harding Loevner LP, Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Decatur Capital Management Inc. and Cumberland Partners Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in the last year include Barry Rosenstein, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and William C Foote.

Who bought Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? Who is buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Korea Investment CORP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, Wesbanco Bank Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, AMI Asset Management Corp and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. Company insiders that have bought Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in the last two years include Janice M Babiak, John Anthony Lederer, Ornella Barra and Stefano Pessina.

How do I buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock cost?

One share of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.54.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/29/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff