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

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$67.61 -0.18 (-0.27 %)
(As of 06/24/2018 05:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$67.61
Today's Range$67.4650 - $68.27
52-Week Range$61.56 - $83.89
Volume10.44 million shs
Average Volume5.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$67.23 billion
P/E Ratio13.26
Dividend Yield2.36%
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 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


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


Trailing P/E Ratio13.26
Forward P/E Ratio11.36
P/E Growth1.09

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$118.21 billion
Price / Sales0.57
Cash Flow$6.6677 per share
Price / Cash10.14
Book Value$26.42 per share
Price / Book2.56


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


Outstanding Shares991,670,000

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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 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.37%. 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 28th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.18. The pharmacy operator earned $33.02 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.20 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 20.38% and a net margin of 3.33%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $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 EPS guidance of $5.85-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.79.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

21 equities research 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 anticipate Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price to reach $82.4737 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,208,596 shares, a drop of 23.9% from the April 30th total of 18,661,367 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,230,832 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.7% of the company's 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)

Has Walgreens Boots Alliance been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WBA stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the pharmacy operator an impact score of 45.67 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock'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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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 $67.61.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $67.23 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:  833 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  643 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,476
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This page was last updated on 6/24/2018 by Staff

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