NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $63.83 +0.75 (+1.19 %) (As of 03/19/2019 03:48 PM ET)Previous Close$63.08Today's Range$63.19 - $64.1852-Week Range$59.07 - $86.31Volume296,972 shsAverage Volume7.19 million shsMarket Capitalization$60.22 billionP/E Ratio10.60Dividend Yield2.81%Beta0.88 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 Ratio0.44 Current Ratio0.80 Quick Ratio0.36Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.60 Forward P/E Ratio9.97 P/E Growth1.03 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$131.54 billion Price / Sales0.46 Cash Flow$7.9688 per share Price / Cash Flow8.01 Book Value$26.89 per share Price / Book2.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.02 Net Income$5.02 billion Net Margins3.96% Return on Equity22.17% Return on Assets8.71%Miscellaneous Employees354,000 Outstanding Shares943,450,000Market Cap$60.22 billion Next Earnings Date4/2/2019 (Confirmed) 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 Monday, January 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, March 12th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. 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 repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December, 20th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator earned $33.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.90 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 22.17% and a net margin of 3.96%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. 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 Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance. How can I listen to Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings call? Walgreens Boots Alliance will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 2nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What guidance has Walgreens Boots Alliance issued on next quarter's earnings? Walgreens Boots Alliance updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 20th. The company provided earnings per share 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? 18 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $104.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $76.8824 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Walgreens Boots Alliance? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 3 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? Headlines about WBA stock have trended neutral on Tuesday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance? Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 23,759,984 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the February 15th total of 24,161,822 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,393,444 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Approximately 3.0% of the company's shares 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), Rite Aid (RAD), 111 (YI), 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), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), Bank of America (BAC) and Verizon Communications (VZ). 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 and 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.69%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.69%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), LSV Asset Management (1.23%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.09%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include 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 institutional investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mackenzie Financial Corp, KBC Group NV, Scharf Investments LLC, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd, Toronto Dominion Bank and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 institutional investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? WBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Boston Partners, APG Asset Management N.V., CI Investments Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. 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 $64.00. How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance? Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $60.38 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: 1,012 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 776 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,788MarketBeat'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. 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