Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) returned -15.03% negative

22 December, 2018, 11:28 | Author: Angelica Greene
  • Walgreens Shares Slide on $1 Billion Cost-Savings Program

Walgreens Boots Alliance has joined hands with Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily to improve the outcomes for individuals suffering from chronic conditions.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.modernreaders.com/news/2018/12/21/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-shares-sold-by-paloma-partners-management-co.html. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://pressoracle.com/news/2018/12/21/12542-shares-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-purchased-by-osterweis-capital-management-inc-2.html. Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter. Earnings adjusted for one-time gains and costs totaled $1.46 per share.

(Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA.O said on Thursday it would consolidate warehouses and shut some stores as part of a cost-cutting plan aimed at saving more than $1 billion annually. Even though the stock has been trading at $26.90/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -0.07% to reach $34.13/share.

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Partnering with Verily complements Walgreens' strategy of emphasizing health services to shore up its pharmacy business against outside threats.In October 2018, Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina stated that the pharmacy plans on taking a greater focus on in-store health services. Stocks with higher EPS growth rates are generally more preferred by investors than those with slower earnings-per-share growth rates, though in general high growth rates have a propensity to revert over the longer term to more even growth rates. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now has a market cap of $72.47B, while its P/E ratio stands at 14.86, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.55, with a beta of 0.76. On Monday, July 2 the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The pharmacy operator reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $33.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.90 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 21.75%.

Boots saw a fall in first quarter sales across its global division, dropping 5.9 per cent compared to the same period previous year to $2.9bn (£2.3m). Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has the potential to record 4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts. About 12.69M shares traded or 92.96% up from the average. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 8th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.53%.

WBA recently closed with fall of -14.26% to its twenty-Day SMA. (NASDAQ:WBA) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: "Pre-Open Movers 12/14: (ALQA) (BEL) (GPS) Higher; (DTEA) (AXON) (WBA) Lower (more...) - StreetInsider.com" on December 14, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Is Walgreens Boots (WBA) a Great Stock for Value Investors?" Also, SVP Kimberly R. Scardino sold 11,970 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 1st.

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Institutional Ownership/ Insider Ownership: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. institutional ownership is held at 65.1% while insider ownership was 0.2%. Barclays lifted their target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Monday, October 8 by JP Morgan. Analysts offer the company with a rating of 3 would be a sign of a Hold rating. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total value of $955,086.30. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, September 12th.

This company's 100-day moving average was 74.61, while its price change was posted at +4.65. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

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