Do the Stock Experienced Heavy Trading?: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

Passers-by walk in front of a Boots Stor

First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.06% of Walgreens Boots Alliance worth $52,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. That's a potential 19.57 gain from where (NASDAQ:WBA) has been trading recently.

Leveraging its scale and business values as well as the strong CSR heritage of its legacy companies, Walgreens Boots Alliance made significant strides during fiscal 2017, hitting important milestones and setting out new commitments within its 12 CSR goals. This company shares are -2.96% up from its target price of $89.3 and the current market capitalization stands at $76.29B. (NASDAQ:WBA) tumbled -1.4% year-to-date. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,019,739 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $236,476,000 after purchasing an additional 154,995 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 17.1% during the first quarter. GAAP operating income in the first quarter was $1.3 billion, down 8.6% year over year.

Is Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The fund owned 678,771 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after acquiring an additional 301,049 shares during the period. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the 3rd quarter valued at $135,000. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 1 year low of $63.82 and a 1 year high of $88.00. (NASDAQ:WBA) shares fell down to knees -5.18% to close at $71.60.

Analysts on average were expecting a revenue of $30.35 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 3.45%.


The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ITEK in report on Tuesday, July 28 with "Overweight" rating. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Jefferies Group reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. The stock price of MXIM is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.71% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 2.94%. A 11 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of KO or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. The 43132 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$1.5 per share. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

On 5/3/2017 William C Foote, Director, sold 2,736 with an average share price of $85.89 per share and the total transaction amounting to $234,995.04. Is WBA's share price justifiable by its earnings growth? These holdings make up 61.45% of the company's outstanding shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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