NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$72.43 +0.44 (+0.61 %)
(As of 01/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$72.43
Today's Range$71.96 - $72.88
52-Week Range$59.07 - $86.31
Volume5.54 million shs
Average Volume5.85 million shs
Market Capitalization$68.33 billion
P/E Ratio12.03
Dividend Yield2.43%
Beta0.99
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. 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WBA
CUSIP93142210
Phone847-315-2500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.54 billion
Cash Flow$7.8134 per share
Book Value$27.84 per share

Profitability

Net Income$5.02 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees354,000
Market Cap$68.33 billion
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. 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 plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, December, 20th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator had revenue of $33.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.90 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.96% and a return on equity of 22.17%. 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 EPS. 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 Wednesday, March 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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 (EPS) guidance of $6.40-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $104.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price to reach $77.8235 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.4% 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?

Media headlines about WBA stock have been trending extremely positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a coverage optimism score of 4.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,097,674 shares, a drop of 17.5% from the December 14th total of 26,775,439 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,686,663 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 2.8% 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 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.05%), RNC Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.04%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Janice M Babiak, 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 major investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Hexavest Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Alta Capital Management LLC, Paragon Capital Management LLC, Riverbridge Partners LLC and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC. 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 major investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Highland Capital Management LLC, Virtu Financial LLC, Corrado Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Polianta Ltd, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO and Lynch & Associates IN. 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 $72.43.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $68.33 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  992 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  747 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,739
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This page was last updated on 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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