NASDAQ:WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$64.93 -1.23 (-1.86 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$66.16
Today's Range$64.78 - $66.20
52-Week Range$59.07 - $83.89
Volume9.82 million shs
Average Volume6.44 million shs
Market Capitalization$65.13 billion
P/E Ratio12.73
Dividend Yield2.44%
Walgreens Boots Alliance logoWalgreens 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 general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods 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, 2017, this segment operated 8,100 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, toiletry, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty stores and optical practices, as well as through and an integrated mobile application. This segment operated 4,722 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 637 optical practices, including 178 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 France, the United Kingdom, Germany, 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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Drug stores & proprietary stores
Sub-IndustryDrug Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio0.93
Quick Ratio0.47


Trailing P/E Ratio12.73
Forward P/E Ratio10.88
P/E Growth1.08

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$118.21 billion
Price / Sales0.55
Cash Flow$6.6188 per share
Price / Cash9.81
Book Value$28.69 per share
Price / Book2.26


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.10
Net Income$4.08 billion
Net Margins3.36%
Return on Equity21.22%
Return on Assets8.66%


Outstanding Shares992,410,000
Market Cap$65,131.99

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 Friday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, September 12th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 17th. This is a positive change from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. 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 stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 28th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.06. The pharmacy operator had revenue of $34.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $34.15 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.22% and a net margin of 3.36%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.33 earnings per share. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Earnings History.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 28th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.90-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.95.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

18 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $96.00. On average, they anticipate Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $77.0588 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,165,556 shares, an increase of 15.9% from the May 31st total of 14,810,457 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,380,135 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the 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 74)
  • Mr. Stefano Pessina, Exec. Vice Chairman & CEO (Age 77)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 65)
  • Mr. James Kehoe, Exec. VP & Global CFO (Age 56)

Has Walgreens Boots Alliance been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WBA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the pharmacy operator an impact score of 48.56 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's major shareholders?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.17%), Hexavest Inc. (0.14%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.10%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%) and Boston Advisors LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Janice M Babiak, John Anthony Lederer, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, 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 Hartford Investment Management Co., Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc., Welch & Forbes LLC, Guidant Wealth Advisors, Grassi Investment Management, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL and Jacobs & Co. CA. 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Boston Advisors LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Bank of Montreal Can, DnB Asset Management AS, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC and Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc.. 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 $64.93.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $65.13 billion and generates $118.21 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $4.08 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.10 on an earnings per share basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 345,000 workers across the globe.

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:  867 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  665 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,532
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This page was last updated on 7/19/2018 by Staff

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