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

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$71.79 +1.14 (+1.61 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 02:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$70.65
Today's Range$70.80 - $71.98
52-Week Range$59.07 - $86.31
Volume4.06 million shs
Average Volume5.82 million shs
Market Capitalization$67.65 billion
P/E Ratio11.93
Dividend Yield2.45%
Beta0.99
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. 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

Current Ratio0.80
Quick Ratio0.36

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.54 billion
Price / Sales0.51
Cash Flow$7.8203 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.18
Book Value$26.89 per share
Price / Book2.67

Profitability

Net Income$5.02 billion
Net Margins3.96%
Return on Assets8.71%

Miscellaneous

Employees354,000
Market Cap$67.65 billion
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 Thursday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Dividend History.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December, 20th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator earned $33.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.90 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.96% and a return on equity of 22.17%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.28 earnings per share. 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 Wednesday, March 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.40-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.51. Walgreens Boots Alliance also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $6.44-6.74 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets 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 $78.3125 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% 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 2 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 stories about WBA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,097,674 shares, a decline of 17.5% from the December 14th total of 26,775,439 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,686,663 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. 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. James Kehoe, Exec. VP & Global CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 65)

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's major shareholders?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.05%), RNC Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.04%) and Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.02%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Janice M Babiak, 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Hexavest Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Alta Capital Management LLC, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and North Star Investment Management Corp.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Corrado Advisors LLC, Polianta Ltd, Lynch & Associates IN, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, American National Bank, Cozad Asset Management Inc. 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. 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 $71.79.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $67.65 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  992 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  746 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,738
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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