NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $52.27 +0.21 (+0.40 %) (As of 05/20/2019 09:19 AM ET)Previous Close$52.0618Today's Range$51.93 - $52.835052-Week Range$51.79 - $86.31Volume4.81 million shsAverage Volume5.56 million shsMarket Capitalization$47.79 billionP/E Ratio8.68Dividend Yield3.37%Beta0.77 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive WBA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WBA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Drug stores & proprietary stores Sub-IndustryDrug Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:WBA Previous Symbol CUSIP93142210 CIK1618921 Webwww.walgreensbootsalliance.com Phone847-315-2500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.50 Current Ratio0.78 Quick Ratio0.38Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.68 Forward P/E Ratio8.73 P/E Growth1.06 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$131.54 billion Price / Sales0.36 Cash Flow$7.8132 per share Price / Cash Flow6.69 Book Value$26.89 per share Price / Book1.94Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.02 Net Income$5.02 billion Net Margins3.77% Return on Equity22.00% Return on Assets8.44%Miscellaneous Employees354,000 Outstanding Shares914,300,000Market Cap$47.79 billion Next Earnings Date6/27/2019 (Estimated) 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, April 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, June 12th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, 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 has authorized 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. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter? Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 2nd. The pharmacy operator reported $1.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.06. The pharmacy operator earned $34.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.57 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.77% and a return on equity of 22.00%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.73 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 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance. What price target have analysts set for WBA? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $66.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walgreens Boots Alliance? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 12 hold ratings and 4 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 negative on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a media sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance? Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 26,876,452 shares, an increase of 14.4% from the March 29th total of 23,502,298 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,700,477 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 3.4% of the company's stock are short sold. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Walgreens Boots Alliance's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Walgreens Boots Alliance include CVS Health (CVS), Express Scripts (ESRX), Covetrus (CVET), 111 (YI), Rite Aid (RAD), Petmed Express (PETS), Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO), Taxus Pharmaceuticals (TXSP), HealthWarehouse.com (HEWA) and Dougherty's Pharmacy (MYDP). 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), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Walmart (WMT). 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 & 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.87%), LSV Asset Management (1.28%), Northern Trust Corp (1.27%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.25%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.17%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.84%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include John Anthony Lederer, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Kimberly R Scardino, Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni, Nancy M Schlichting, 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Morgan Stanley, Boston Partners, FMR LLC, Hexavest Inc., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Man Group plc. Company insiders that have sold Walgreens Boots Alliance company stock in the last year include Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Kimberly R Scardino, Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni, Nancy M Schlichting and William C Foote. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Which institutional investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? WBA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Janus Henderson Group PLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, First Trust Advisors LP, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Natixis and OLD Republic International Corp. 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 $52.27. How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance? Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $47.79 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,033 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 809 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,842MarketBeat'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 5/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why does a company issue an IPO? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.