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Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Forecast, Price & News

$35.43
+0.40 (+1.14 %)
(As of 09/28/2020 07:14 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.53
Now: $35.43
$35.56
50-Day Range
$34.67
MA: $38.45
$42.86
52-Week Range
$33.88
Now: $35.43
$64.50
Volume5.96 million shs
Average Volume6.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.70 billion
P/E Ratio43.21
Dividend Yield5.28%
Beta0.43
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.0Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.49 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$136.87 billion
Cash Flow$8.56 per share
Book Value$26.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.98 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees342,000
Market Cap$30.70 billion
Next Earnings Date10/26/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$35.43
+0.40 (+1.14 %)
(As of 09/28/2020 07:14 AM ET)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock was trading at $46.07 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WBA stock has decreased by 23.1% and is now trading at $35.43.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 14 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Walgreens Boots Alliance's next earnings date?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 26th 2020.
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How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 9th. The pharmacy operator reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.27. The pharmacy operator earned $34.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $34.32 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 19.43% and a net margin of 0.55%. The business's revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.47 EPS.
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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, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 19th will be given a dividend of $0.4675 per share on Friday, September 11th. This represents a $1.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 18th. This is a boost from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.46.
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What guidance has Walgreens Boots Alliance issued on next quarter's earnings?

Walgreens Boots Alliance issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.65-4.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.49.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

15 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $61.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price to reach $44.79 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 26.4% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 19,040,000 shares, an increase of 8.6% from the August 15th total of 17,540,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,650,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 days. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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 AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), CVS Health (CVS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE) and Exxon Mobil (Xom).

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's key executives?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's management team includes the following 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)

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock symbol?

Walgreens Boots Alliance trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WBA."

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's major shareholders?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.00%), BlackRock Inc. (6.03%), FMR LLC (1.34%), LSV Asset Management (1.11%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.85%) and Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (0.67%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Kimberly R Scardino, Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni, Nancy M Schlichting, Ornella Barra and William C Foote.
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Which major investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, FMR LLC, Thornburg Investment Management Inc., State of Michigan Retirement System, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Cullen Capital Management LLC, and American International Group Inc..
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Which major investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Unigestion Holding SA, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., and Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V..
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price today?

One share of WBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.43.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $30.70 billion and generates $136.87 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $3.98 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.99 on an earnings per share basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 342,000 workers across the globe.

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's official website?

The official website for Walgreens Boots Alliance is 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]

This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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