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

$40.32
-2.71 (-6.30 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 07:36 AM ET)
Today's Range
$39.41
Now: $40.32
$41.39
50-Day Range
$41.02
MA: $48.20
$54.47
52-Week Range
$39.40
Now: $40.32
$64.50
Volume18.19 million shs
Average Volume10.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$35.72 billion
P/E Ratio9.91
Dividend Yield4.25%
Beta0.71
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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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$136.87 billion
Cash Flow$7.84 per share
Book Value$26.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.98 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees342,000
Market Cap$35.72 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableOptionable

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Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock was trading at $46.07 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WBA shares have decreased by 12.5% and is now trading at $40.32. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 14 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 2nd. The pharmacy operator reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.06. The pharmacy operator had revenue of $35.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.24 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.76% and a net margin of 2.69%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.64 EPS. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings history.

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, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.458 per share on Thursday, March 12th. This represents a $1.83 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 18th. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend history.

What guidance has Walgreens Boots Alliance issued on next quarter's earnings?

Walgreens Boots Alliance updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of 5.81-6.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.93.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

17 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $57.64 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 43.0% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Has Walgreens Boots Alliance been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WBA stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a news impact score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutWalgreens Boots Alliance.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 19,241,200 shares, a decline of 9.1% from the February 27th total of 21,160,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,116,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Current Options Chain.

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 Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), General Electric (GE), HCA Healthcare (HCA), Bank of America (BAC), AbbVie (ABBV), Pandora Media (P), Ryder System (R), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bath Savings Trust Co (0.00%) and Park National Corp OH (0.00%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include 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 Bath Savings Trust Co, and Park National Corp OH. View insider buying and selling activity 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, 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 $40.32.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $35.72 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. View additional information about Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,127 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  921 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,048
MarketBeat'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 4/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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