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

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$67.61 -0.18 (-0.27 %)
(As of 06/24/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$67.61
Today's Range$67.4650 - $68.27
52-Week Range$61.56 - $83.89
Volume10.44 million shs
Average Volume5.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$67.23 billion
P/E Ratio13.26
Dividend Yield2.36%
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

Industry Drug stores & proprietary stores
Sub-IndustryDrug Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio0.90
Quick Ratio0.45


Trailing P/E Ratio13.26
Forward P/E Ratio11.36
P/E Growth1.09

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$118.21 billion
Price / Sales0.57
Cash Flow$6.6677 per share
Price / Cash10.14
Book Value$26.42 per share
Price / Book2.56


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.10
Net Income$4.08 billion
Net Margins3.33%
Return on Equity20.38%
Return on Assets8.42%


Outstanding Shares991,670,000

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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 Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Tuesday, June 12th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 17th. View Walgreens Boots Alliance's Dividend History.

How will Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock buyback program work?

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 28th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.55 by $0.18. The pharmacy operator earned $33.02 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.20 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 20.38% and a net margin of 3.33%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.36 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 Thursday, June, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.85-6.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.79.

What price target have analysts set for WBA?

21 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $97.00. On average, they expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $82.4737 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,208,596 shares, a decline of 23.9% from the April 30th total of 18,661,367 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,230,832 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.7% 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?

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?

News headlines about WBA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the pharmacy operator an impact score of 46.94 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Walgreens Boots Alliance's major shareholders?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Franklin Resources Inc. (1.59%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.01%), CI Global Investments Inc. (0.82%), LSV Asset Management (0.75%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.71%). 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 Franklin Resources Inc., Millennium Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Fayez Sarofim & Co, Swiss National Bank, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and Schroder Investment Management Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Which institutional investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, FIL Ltd, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, American Century Companies Inc., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 $67.61.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $67.23 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 (WBA)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  834 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  643 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,477
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This page was last updated on 6/24/2018 by Staff

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