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

Walgreens agrees 2.76 billion yuan deal with China's largest health care retailer for pharmacy stake

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is sitting at 25.33.

Next 5Y EPS Growth: 15.40% versus 10.97%.

More notable recent Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Trust Investment Advisors raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.6% in the third quarter. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $49.38. The fund owned 2,884 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 43 shares during the period. Private Vista LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 6,403.7% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 3,295,583 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $258,077,000 after buying an additional 2,718,800 shares during the last quarter. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now has a Weekly performance of -2.85%, monthly performance percentage is 4.95 percent, Quarterly performance is -14.16 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of -13.85% and Yearly Performance is -17.44 percent.

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company's value. Also, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,350,000. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Institutional investors own 59.98% of the company's stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not.

Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance said, "We are very pleased to become a strategic investor in GuoDa".

19 analysts on average are expecting Walgreens Boots Alliance, report earnings of $1.21 per share for the current quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $70,879.76, a PE ratio of 14.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 1.07.

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

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Earnings-per-share (EPS) ratio for WBA is 3.78, exhibiting the allocation of the profit to each of its outstanding share of common stock. The business had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.93 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.07 earnings per share. Leerink Swann lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. This buyback authorization permits the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.28%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%. That's a potential 21.06 gain from where (NASDAQ:WBA) has been trading recently. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Friday, October 16. Liberum Capital maintained Gem Diamonds Limited (LON:GEMD) on Wednesday, March 15 with "Buy" rating.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.2 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a "buy" rating and set a $94.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Pivotal Research began coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. 10 of them rate its stock a hold.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The price index of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

With a change of -1.94% the price for WBA is 70.18. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright & trademark laws.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s ROA is 5.9%, while industry's average is 6.57%. Performance history gives insight to investors into the health of companies in which they invested. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand).


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