Are You Familiar with Analyst's Recommendation?: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

They expect $1.26 EPS, up 14.55% or $0.16 from last year's $1.1 per share. The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. Sciencast Management LP's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $430,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Comparatively, WBA posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. The stock's traded 5.99 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 8.06 million shares. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. The stock has "Buy" rating by Zacks on Monday, August 24. Private Vista LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 6,403.7% in the 2nd quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $107,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. INVESCO LTD. owned 0.99% of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,019,739 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $236,476,000 after acquiring an additional 154,995 shares during the last quarter.

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The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company's value.

In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.5% in the third quarter. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. Finding the best stocks to add can take quite a bit of time, but putting in the extra analysis can provide a big boost to the portfolio. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Analysts await Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.21, according to consensus of 19 analysts.

Looking at some ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) numbers, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Currently Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.00 on the shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $30.66 Billion and $28.35 Billion, respectively.

The Nasdaq had slipped 1.6 percent in the past three days, its worst such fall in more than three months amid doubts over stretched valuations and the impact of a USA tax overhaul on corporate earnings.

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The EPS this year for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is 3.78 following the EPC growth of next year of 9.29%. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to reacquire 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 announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on WBA shares.

The average 1-year price target for Opko Health, Inc. Walgreens Boots Alliance also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. 10 of them rate its stock a hold. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Walgreens Boots Alliance now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $86.47.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) traded up $0.87 on Wednesday, reaching $71.05. If you are reading this article on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and worldwide copyright & trademark laws.

The outstanding shares for Walgreens Boots Alliance, 997.89 with a shares float of 863.83. Finally, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s Return on Investment, a measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, stands at 11.90%.

Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide.

The performance for the week for Walgreens Boots Alliance, -1.21% following the monthly performance of 7.75%.

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