Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

First Quadrant L P CA's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $4,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 10,085,836 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $789,822,000 after buying an additional 931,508 shares during the period.

Among analysts who offered their Analysis on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Finally, Vantage Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 29.6% during the 2nd quarter. NASDAQ WBA is now valued at 3.40% with a weekly performance figure of 3.14%. The company P/S (price to Sales) ratio is 0.60, P/B (price to Book) ratio is 2.75, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 21.64. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Monday. They set an "outperform" rating and a $96.00 price target on the stock. Loop Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 26 report. Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $87.21. The company has a market cap of $71.30B. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock.

WBA is now undervalued by -17.02% relative to the average 1-year price target of $86.25 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,350,000. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

WBA's Director FOOTE WILLIAM C Sell 2736 shares of the company at a price of $67.37 on 2017-11-02. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.7% while institutional stake was 8.28%. The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 8.01M shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Its quick ratio for the most recent quarter is 0.60.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, WBA's beta remains at 1.20.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a beta of 1.75, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. (NASDAQ:WBA)'s latest quote $71.57 $0.07 0.17% will find technical support in $70.75 a share and a breakdown below this region would be a significantly bearish signal for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. traders. 19 analysts on average projected earnings of $1.21 per share for the current quarter.

The Return on Equity forWalgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.(NASDAQ:WBA) measure a value of 13.90% revealing how much profit Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. earned compared to the total amount of equity of the shareholders displayed on the balance sheet. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 385,000* people.

Past 5 years growth of WBA observed at 9.40%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 15.40%.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.375 per share. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 25th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & worldwide trademark & copyright law. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright legislation. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. acquired a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the first quarter worth $4,763,000.

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