Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

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

INVESCO LTD. lowered its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $72.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Shares Sold by Park National Corp OH" was posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. A 15 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of WBA or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $86.47. A total of 5,967,424 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 8.05M shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.74. The share price volatility of the stock remained at 2.06% for the month and by reducing the timeframe to just a week, the volatility stood at 1.56%. RAD's debt-to-equity ratio is 9.74 versus a D/E of 0.47 for WBA.

Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped -1.21% for the last five trades and expanded 7.75% in one month period.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 389.30%. Howe & Rusling Inc. increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 209.2% in the first quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.07 EPS. analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The Company kept a record of 863.83 million floated shares and 997.89 million shares outstanding.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock.

The firm 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 $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. Walgreens Boots Alliance had 46 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd.

Moving average is significant analytical tool used to discover current price trends and the possibility for a change in an established trend. JCP now has a 50-day MA of $3.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

16 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $29.94 Billion for the current quarter. Parasol Investment Management LLC now owns 1,787 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the period. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The stock is unnoticeable among investors as WBA reported unfavorable performance of -14.15%.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding WBA? AXA lifted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 12.4% in the 3rd quarter.

Wall Street's main indexes edged higher on Wednesday, with Microsoft and other technology stocks making modest gains and helping offset losses in energy shares after oil prices dropped more than 2 percent. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance during the 3rd quarter worth about $492,000. Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Volatility allows the investors to understand the amount of uncertainty or risk regarding the size of the changes over a stock's value.

The market capitalization of Walgreens Boots Alliance, at $70.9 Billion. Truepoint Inc. now owns 668,461 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $668,000 after acquiring an additional 659,847 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday. If you are reading this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at Park National Corp OH's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $2,320,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

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