NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$77.35 +0.77 (+1.01 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$76.58
Today's Range$76.67 - $78.00
52-Week Range$59.07 - $80.68
Volume5.93 million shs
Average Volume6.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$73.07 billion
P/E Ratio12.85
Dividend Yield2.29%
Beta1.04
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics. It also provides specialty pharmacy services and mail services; and manages in-store clinics. As of August 31, 2017, this segment operated 8,100 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and 7 specialty pharmacies, as well as approximately 400 in-store clinic locations. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health, beauty, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores and optical practices, as well as through boots.com and an integrated mobile application. This segment operated 4,722 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 637 optical practices, including 178 on a franchise basis. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale and distribution of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, and home healthcare supplies and equipment, as well as provides related services to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. This segment operates in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Drug stores & proprietary stores
Sub-IndustryDrug Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNASDAQ:WBA
CUSIP93142210
Phone847-315-2500

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47
Current Ratio0.82
Quick Ratio0.38

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio12.85
Forward P/E Ratio11.85
P/E Growth1.16

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.54 billion
Price / Sales0.56
Cash Flow$7.8528 per share
Price / Cash9.85
Book Value$28.12 per share
Price / Book2.75

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.02
Net Income$5.02 billion
Net Margins3.82%
Return on Equity21.75%
Return on Assets8.68%

Miscellaneous

Employees345,000
Outstanding Shares949,160,000
Market Cap$73.07 billion

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) Frequently Asked Questions

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, June 29th. Investors of record on Monday, August 20th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, September 12th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 17th. This is an increase from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Dividend History.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 11th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.45 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator earned $33.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.64 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.75% and a net margin of 3.82%. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Earnings History.

When is Walgreens Boots Alliance's next earnings date?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Sunday, October, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of 6.40-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.42.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $104.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price to reach $78.1765 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walgreens Boots Alliance?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 25,274,171 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the September 14th total of 25,881,076 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,851,399 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.2 days. Currently, 3.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Walgreens Boots Alliance's key competitors?

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's key executives?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James A. Skinner, Exec. Chairman (Age 74)
  • Mr. Stefano Pessina, Exec. Vice Chairman & CEO (Age 77)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 65)
  • Mr. James Kehoe, Exec. VP & Global CFO (Age 56)

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's major shareholders?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.20%), Hexavest Inc. (0.13%), QV Investors Inc. (0.07%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.05%) and Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Janice M Babiak, John Anthony Lederer, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Ornella Barra, Stefano Pessina and William C Foote. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Which major investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Gradient Investments LLC, Hexavest Inc., Strs Ohio, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC, American National Bank, North Star Investment Management Corp. and Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Which major investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including QV Investors Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, DNB Asset Management AS, Gibraltar Capital Management Inc., Aperio Group LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, First Hawaiian Bank and Nadler Financial Group Inc.. 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. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

How do I buy shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Shares of WBA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price today?

One share of WBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.35.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $73.07 billion and generates $131.54 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $5.02 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.02 on an earnings per share basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 345,000 workers across the globe.

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's official website?

The official website for Walgreens Boots Alliance is http://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

How can I contact Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's mailing address is 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield IL, 60015. The pharmacy operator can be reached via phone at 847-315-2500 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ WBA)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  962 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  714 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,676
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This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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