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

$44.00
-1.67 (-3.66 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 08:22 AM ET)
Today's Range
$43.83
Now: $44.00
$45.53
50-Day Range
$41.02
MA: $49.09
$54.47
52-Week Range
$40.52
Now: $44.00
$64.50
Volume5.86 million shs
Average Volume10.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.98 billion
P/E Ratio10.81
Dividend Yield4.01%
Beta0.86
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$8.07 per share
Book Value$26.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.98 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees342,000
Market Cap$38.98 billion
Next Earnings Date4/2/2020 (Confirmed)
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WBA stock has decreased by 4.5% and is now trading at $44.00. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

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

16 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 13 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

When is Walgreens Boots Alliance's next earnings date?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 2nd 2020. View our earnings forecast 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 Thursday, April 2nd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 8th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.03. The pharmacy operator earned $34.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.45 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.76% and a net margin of 2.69%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.46 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. Shareholders 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 4.16%. The ex-dividend date 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 earnings per share 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?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $57.64 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 31.0% 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 trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a news sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the pharmacy operator a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very 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 drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 19,241,200 shares, a drop of 9.1% from the February 27th total of 21,160,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,116,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.6% 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?

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), HCA Healthcare (HCA), General Electric (GE), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.27%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.06%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.64%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.27%), LSV Asset Management (1.16%) and FMR LLC (1.14%). 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 major 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., Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, PGGM Investments, AQR Capital Management LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Capital Wealth Planning LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View insider buying and selling activity 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 Norges Bank, American International Group Inc., NorthRock Partners LLC, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Holowesko Partners Ltd., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., and JNE Partners LLP. Company insiders that have bought Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in the last two years include Ornella Barra, and Stefano Pessina. 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 $44.00.

How big of a company is Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $38.98 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:  1,126 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  917 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,043
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 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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