Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Q1 Profit & Revenue Top Expectations

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Posts 8% Sales Increase In Q1

Year-to-date, WBA has gained 3.98%, versus a 1.35% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 139.5% in the second quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the 3rd quarter valued at $135,000. American International Group Inc. now owns 441,183 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $36,640,000 after acquiring an additional 8,322 shares in the last quarter.

Returns and Valuations for INC Research Holdings, Inc. This company shares are -2.96% up from its target price of $89.3 and the current market capitalization stands at $76.29B. Moreover, Roanoke Asset Management Corp Ny has 1.64% invested in the company for 68,621 shares.

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On 1/27/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.38 1.84% with an ex dividend date of 2/13/2017 which will be payable on 2/15/2017. Following the acquisition, the chief operating officer now owns 1,690,336 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $136,798,892.48. 7,145,315 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,160,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 14.80% of the company's stock.

WBA traded at an unexpectedly low level on 01/03/2018 when the stock experienced a 0.75% gain to a closing price of $75.51. Noting its average daily volume at 6.08 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. The company has a market cap of $74,780.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.22.

Through its CSR strategy and goals, Walgreens Boots Alliance continues to support the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to aligning its activities to support all 17 of the SDGs, which include goals to end poverty, take action on climate change, improve access to health and education and build strong institutions. On a Monthly basis the stock is 5.68%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.54 EPS for the current year.

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However, adjusted diluted net earnings per share were $1.28, an increase of 16.4 percent, while adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance increased 7.8 per cent to $1.3 billion. The stock stands almost -18.64% off versus the 52-week high and 12.19% away from the 52-week low.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. Whether or not Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. fits your portfolio, at the very least you will have a greater understanding of the Services and Drug Stores.

Looking forward, for the quarter ending Nov-18, 10 analysts have a mean sales target of 33,793.50 million. Needham & Company LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $94.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Pivotal Research set a $73.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.

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