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

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$62.57 -1.03 (-1.62 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 02:06 PM ET)
Previous Close$63.60
Today's Range$62.47 - $63.90
52-Week Range$59.07 - $86.31
Volume183,056 shs
Average Volume7.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$59.03 billion
P/E Ratio10.40
Dividend Yield2.80%
Beta0.88
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 retail products, including health, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products 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, 2018, this segment operated 9,560 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, personal care, 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 4,767 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 618 optical practices, including 167 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 the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. The company has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.54 billion
Cash Flow$7.7823 per share
Book Value$26.89 per share

Profitability

Net Income$5.02 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees354,000
Market Cap$59.03 billion
Next Earnings Date4/2/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, January 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, March 12th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Dividend History.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors 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 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.45 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator had revenue of $33.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.64 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.96% and a return on equity of 22.17%. 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 Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

How can I listen to Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings call?

Walgreens Boots Alliance will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 2nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

18 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $104.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $76.8824 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Has Walgreens Boots Alliance been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WBA stock have been trending negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a media sentiment score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 23,759,984 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the February 15th total of 24,161,822 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,393,444 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Approximately 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?

What other stocks do shareholders of Walgreens Boots Alliance own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walgreens Boots Alliance investors own include CVS Health (CVS), Intel (intc), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), General Electric (ge), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), Bank of America (BAC) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

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 75)
  • Mr. Stefano Pessina, Exec. Vice Chairman & CEO (Age 78)
  • Mr. James Kehoe, Global Controller, CAO, Exec. VP and Global CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 59)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 66)

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 BlackRock Inc. (5.69%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.69%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), LSV Asset Management (1.23%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.09%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include John Anthony Lederer, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Kimberly R Scardino, Nancy M Schlichting, 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 Nordea Investment Management AB, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mackenzie Financial Corp, KBC Group NV, Scharf Investments LLC, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd, Toronto Dominion Bank and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Walgreens Boots Alliance company stock in the last year include Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Kimberly R Scardino, Nancy M Schlichting and William C Foote. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Which major investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Boston Partners, APG Asset Management N.V., CI Investments Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. Company insiders that have bought Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in the last two years include 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 $62.57.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $59.03 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 354,000 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,013 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  777 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,790
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Walgreens Boots Alliance and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WBA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WBA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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