Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Director Sells 2736 Shares of Stock

The company has mean EPS estimate of 1.43 reported by 7 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Nov2017). Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 15 of analysts who cover WBA having a buy-equivalent rating. Finally, UBS AG 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. Jefferies upgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) on Monday, October 17 to "Buy" rating. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $87.63.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 52-week low of $63.82 and a 52-week high of $88.00.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, WBA has Beta of 1.17 while its industry and Sector's beta remains at 0.65 and 0.71 respectively. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 0.250161. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. The ROIC 5 year average of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

The EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is valued at 3.78 with an EPS growth this year at -1.10%.

Analyst Thoughts About Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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The stock has a market cap of $70.20B and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated 988.93M.

For the past 5 years, LendingClub Corporation's EPS growth has been almost -62.6%. (WBA) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.31 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.21. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%.

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EPS is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each exceptional share of common stock. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. (NasdaqGS:WBA) presently has a current ratio of 1.07. This buyback authorization allows the pharmacy operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.

About 2.33 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:WBA) Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Nasdaq Journal (NJ) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument, unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 19. The current P/B amount of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. best indicates the value approach in differentiating good from the bad. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,332,560 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $257,341,000 after purchasing an additional 312,821 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.6% in the first quarter. The price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is a stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period. The Volatility 12m of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 648,000 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $54,588,000 after buying an additional 114,800 shares in the last quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,306 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares in the last quarter.

The institutional ownership is the percentage of a stock's float owned by institutions such as mutual funds, pension funds and endowments.

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