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Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Forecast, Price & News

$47.93
-0.34 (-0.70 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.55
Now: $47.93
$48.59
50-Day Range
$45.21
MA: $48.90
$51.61
52-Week Range
$33.36
Now: $47.93
$55.49
Volume9.40 million shs
Average Volume6.85 million shs
Market Capitalization$41.41 billion
P/E Ratio95.86
Dividend Yield3.87%
Beta0.44
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail 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, wellness, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores. It also provides specialty pharmacy services and mail services. As of August 31, 2020, this segment operated 9,021 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and six specialty pharmacies. The Retail Pharmacy International segment sells prescription drugs; and health and wellness, 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 4,428 retail stores under the Boots, Benavides, and Ahumada in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Chile; and 550 optical practices, including 165 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WBA
CUSIP93142210
Phone847-315-2500
Employees223,000
Year Founded2014

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$139.54 billion
Cash Flow$9.13 per share
Book Value$24.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$456 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$41.41 billion
Next Earnings Date4/1/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.19 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

23rd out of 383 stocks

Drug Stores & Proprietary Stores Industry

2nd out of 14 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$47.93
-0.34 (-0.70 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Walgreens Boots Alliance a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 13 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Walgreens Boots Alliance stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WBA, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Wall Street analysts have given Walgreens Boots Alliance a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Walgreens Boots Alliance wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a drop in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 15,050,000 shares, a drop of 17.0% from the December 31st total of 18,130,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,300,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Walgreens Boots Alliance's next earnings date?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 1st 2021.
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How were Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings last quarter?

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 6th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.19. The pharmacy operator earned $36.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $35.01 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.33% and a net margin of 0.33%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.37 EPS.
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How has Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock was trading at $46.07 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WBA shares have increased by 4.0% and is now trading at $47.93.
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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 Friday, January 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.4675 per share on Friday, March 12th. This represents a $1.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 18th.
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Is Walgreens Boots Alliance a good dividend stock?

Walgreens Boots Alliance pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.87%. Walgreens Boots Alliance has been increasing its dividend for 46 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance is 39.45%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Walgreens Boots Alliance will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.48% next year. This indicates that Walgreens Boots Alliance will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WBA?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price to reach $44.88 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.4%.
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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 76, Pay $10.6k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Stefano Pessina, Exec. Vice Chairman & CEO (Age 80, Pay $50.38k)
  • Mr. James Kehoe, Exec. VP & Global CFO (Age 59, Pay $2.01M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 61, Pay $2.71M)
  • Ms. Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer (Age 68, Pay $2.57M)
  • Ms. Heather Dixon, Sr. VP, Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 49) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Francesco Tinto, Global Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP
  • Mr. Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni, Exec. VP, Global Chief Admin. Officer & Gen. Counsel (Age 59)
  • Mr. Gerald Gradwell, Sr. VP of Investor Relations (Age 54)
  • Mr. Aaron C. Radelet, Global Chief Communications Officer & Sr. VP (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Stefano Pessina's approval rating as Walgreens Boots Alliance's CEO?

4,267 employees have rated Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina on Glassdoor.com. Stefano Pessina has an approval rating of 32% among Walgreens Boots Alliance's employees. This puts Stefano Pessina in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), CVS Health (CVS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.78%), Northern Trust Corp (1.04%), Aristotle Capital Management LLC (0.99%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.96%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (0.96%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.89%). Company insiders that own Walgreens Boots Alliance stock include Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni and Ornella Barra.
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Which major investors are selling Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, BlackRock Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Prudential PLC, KBC Group NV, and Russell Investments Group Ltd..
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Which major investors are buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

WBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., American International Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Aristotle Capital Management LLC, Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC, ProShare Advisors LLC, and Tri Locum Partners LP.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's stock price today?

One share of WBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.93.

How much money does Walgreens Boots Alliance make?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market capitalization of $41.41 billion and generates $139.54 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $456 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.74 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Walgreens Boots Alliance have?

Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 223,000 workers across the globe.

Does Walgreens Boots Alliance have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Walgreens Boots Alliance: Alliance Boots Holdings Limited, Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Limited, Alliance Healthcare Deutschland AG, Alliance Healthcare Ecza Deposu Anonim Şirketi, Alliance Healthcare España S.A., Alliance Healthcare Répartition, Bond Drug Company of Illinois LLC, Boots Retail (Ireland) Limited, Boots UK Limited, Duane Reade, FARMEXPERT D.C.I. SRL, Farmacias Benavides S.A.B. de C.V., Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy LLC, Superior Acquisitions Limited, Superior Bermuda GP, Superior Holdings Limited, Superior Luxco 1 S.à r.l., The Boots Company PLC, United Company of Pharmacists SAE, WBA Acquisitions UK Holdco 7 Limited, WBA Acquisitions UK Topco Limited, WBA International Limited, WBA Investments Inc., WBA Luxembourg 6 S.à r.l., WBA Luxembourg 7 S.à.r.l., WBAD Holdings Limited, Walgreen Arizona Drug Co., Walgreen Co., Walgreen Eastern Co. Inc., Walgreen International S.à r.l., Walgreen Investments Luxembourg S.à r.l., Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc., Walgreen of Puerto Rico Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance (Hong Kong) Investments Limited, Walgreens Boots Alliance Holdings LLC, Walgreens Boots Alliance Limited, Walgreens Boots Alliance Scottish LP, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC, and Waltrust Properties Inc..

When was Walgreens Boots Alliance founded?

Walgreens Boots Alliance was founded in 2014.

What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's official website?

The official website for Walgreens Boots Alliance is www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

Where are Walgreens Boots Alliance's headquarters?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is headquartered at 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield IL, 60015.

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]


This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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