NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$67.70 -0.30 (-0.44 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 12:37 PM ET)
Previous Close$68.20
Today's Range$66.93 - $68.85
52-Week Range$61.56 - $83.89
Volume362,316 shs
Average Volume4.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$64.07 billion
P/E Ratio13.29
Dividend Yield2.48%
Beta1.14
Walgreens Boots Alliance logoWalgreens 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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio0.90
Quick Ratio0.45

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio13.29
Forward P/E Ratio11.36
P/E Growth1.04

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$118.21 billion
Price / Sales0.57
Cash Flow$7.0083 per share
Price / Cash9.66
Book Value$26.42 per share
Price / Book2.56

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.10
Net Income$4.08 billion
Net Margins3.33%
Return on Equity20.38%
Return on Assets8.42%

Miscellaneous

Employees345,000
Outstanding Shares991,670,000

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Tuesday, June 12th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 17th. 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 initiated a share 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign 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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 28th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.18. The pharmacy operator had revenue of $33.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.20 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.33% and a return on equity of 20.38%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.36 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 Thursday, June, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 28th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.85-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.79.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

21 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $97.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $82.4737 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,208,596 shares, a decrease of 23.9% from the April 30th total of 18,661,367 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,230,832 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Currently, 1.7% 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. George Rollo Fairweather, Exec. VP & Global CFO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 65)

Has Walgreens Boots Alliance been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WBA stock have been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the pharmacy operator an impact score of 46.58 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 Franklin Resources Inc. (1.59%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.01%), CI Global Investments Inc. (0.82%), LSV Asset Management (0.75%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.71%). 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 institutional investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Millennium Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Fayez Sarofim & Co, Swiss National Bank, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and Schroder Investment Management Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Which institutional investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, FIL Ltd, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, American Century Companies Inc., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 $67.70.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $64.07 billion and generates $118.21 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $4.08 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.10 on an earnings per share basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 345,000 workers across the globe.

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 (WBA)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  828 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  640 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,468
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This page was last updated on 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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