EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Expected At $1.26

Lloyd Doyle
December 11, 2017

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) moved -0.11% from the recent close and now pricing at $171.98. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 24.7% in the 2nd quarter. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 3.09% and sits 3.24% higher versus its 50 days moving average. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 2.26% and experienced of 2.48% change in the last month. For the next 5 years, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is expecting Growth of 12.39% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 16.13% per annum. Andra AP fonden now owns 58,300 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $4,565,000 after buying an additional 15,200 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.9% during the 1st quarter. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $86.47. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.2. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. The average true range of the stock is observed at 1.75 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 54.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several brokerages have issued reports on WBA. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. might touch $100 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $84.96 and $72 respectively. They set an "outperform" rating and a $96.00 target price for the company. UBS restated a "buy" rating and set a $96.00 target price (down previously from $97.00) on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Vipshop Holdings Limited 11 of them rate its stock a hold.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. One of these technical indicators is the Relative Strength Index (RSI), which now stands at 62.756 for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc over the last 14 days - indicating a Buy.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) opened at $71.55 on Monday. The company's P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 18.94 and Forward P/E ratio of 11.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a 1 year low of $63.82 and a 1 year high of $88.00. The business had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.93 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 3.45%. For the past 5 years, The Company's EPS growth has been almost 9.40%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, October 25th that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. The shares went up by 4.56% in value last month.

Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 42.33%. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and worldwide trademark & copyright law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/12/11/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-shares-sold-by-nationwide-fund-advisors.html.

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