Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Holdings Trimmed by Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.82 % negative EPS growth. Their projections for the Next Quarter growth is 10.3 percent. Credit Suisse maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Consensus earnings estimates are far from flawless, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. Perpetual Ltd grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 22.4% during the 2nd quarter. The stock increased 2.96% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $52.2. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC purchased a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the 2nd quarter worth about $457,000. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. To fully grasp the existing nature of the stock, a trader will need to know the company's stock price to its revenues. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) pays out an annual dividend of 1.60 per share. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 9.937702. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by cash from operating activities. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $88 and as low as $63.82.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) opened at $71.05 on Thursday. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $29.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.17 billion. The Return on Assets for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter past year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 7 rated the stock as Buy, 8 rated Outperform, 10 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell.

For the past 5 years, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s EPS growth has been almost 9.4%. 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.

Analysts' ultimate objective when projecting revenue is to determine the appropriate value for a stock.

The firm 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. At the current valuation, this equates to a dividend yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 42.33%. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The company was initiated on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. Active and passive investors always require every bit of information available regarding his chosen security and this include keeping close watch on fundamental and technical data.

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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. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, October 17 report.

The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.99 and the short float is around of 2.78%. BidaskClub raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, October 31 by Wells Fargo. Vetr downgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Jefferies maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://www.thelincolnianonline.com/2017/12/07/hefty-wealth-partners-has-743000-position-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html.

Comparatively, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter a year ago.

Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. Walgreens Boots Alliance operates through three divisions, including Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

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