What the Chart Means for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

(NASDAQ:WBA) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. WBA's shares are therefore the less volatile of the two stocks. California State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.17% of Walgreens Boots Alliance worth $151,727,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

The moving average is also popular as it can be used as a center point to help investors and traders quickly identify selling and buying opportunities. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 139.5% in the 2nd quarter. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 6.3 Million. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt grew its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.1% during the second quarter. Iberiabank Corp now owns 11,474 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $886,000 after buying an additional 753 shares during the last quarter. The firm owned 80,590 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after purchasing an additional 8,490 shares during the quarter. WA increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $3,350,000.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:YY) [Trend Analysis] also in unadorned vista to attract passive and active investors, shares in most recent trading session moved up 0.09% after traded at $127.60. The daily trading volume average remained 7.62 million shares over the course of 3 months.

Beta is an important measure that gives investors a sense of the market risk associated with a particular stock.

The company's ATR (Average True Range) is 1.51. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a fifty-two week low of $63.82 and a fifty-two week high of $88.00.

Shifting gears to the Relative Strength Index, the 14-day RSI is now sitting at 59.30, the 7-day is 62.97, and the 3-day is now at 75.18 for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $1.79, while the High earnings estimate is $2.28.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $2.03. Its revenue totaled $30.35 billion up 0.67% from the previous quarter. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 19.15% and a net margin of 3.19%. As companies start to report quarterly earnings, investors will be watching to see what types of trends emerge. A larger value would indicate low turnover and a higher chance of shares being priced incorrectly. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.10 EPS. analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 1.6%. Now it is offering a dividend yield of 2.16% and a 5 year dividend growth rate of 9.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 0.90 against an industry average of 703,651.99. WBA is presenting price to cash flow of 40.06 and free cash flow concluded as 15.91.

The Shareholder Yield is a way that investors can see how much money shareholders are receiving from a company through a combination of dividends, share repurchases and debt reduction.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a "buy" rating and issued a $82.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Barclays PLC set a $79.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, October 21st. Vetr raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

In latest trading activity; Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Bristlecone Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the third quarter valued at approximately $135,000. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. Institutional investors own 61.18% of the company's stock. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Kathleen Wilson-Thompson sold 5,700 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, November 28th. The company has a market capitalization of $75,180.00, a P/E ratio of 20.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.22. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Beta compares the returns of company stock to return of the market as a whole.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. Its pharmacy, health and wellness services include retail, specialty, infusion and respiratory services, mail service and convenient care clinics. The Piotroski F-Score of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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