Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WBA) Dividend Review & Quant Evaluation

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Amid the topmost stocks in today's market is Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 39.27%. Waldron LP now owns 4,500 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $373,000 after purchasing an additional 1,816 shares in the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 26.5% in the 1st quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shares now have an 8-year dividend growth rate of 14.96%, a 5 year of 8.81%, and a 3 year of 5.33%. The correct version of this article can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/14/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-stake-decreased-by-pnc-financial-services-group-inc.html. A total of 12,374,488 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 7.31M shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.69. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period.

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In recent action, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Loop Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Credit Suisse maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) rating on Monday, November 16. The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 13 by SunTrust. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Friday, October 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Creditors will loan money at a cheaper rate to a profitable company than to an unprofitable one; consequently, profitable companies can use leverage to increase stockholders' equity even more. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -19.33% and the current price is 11.23% away from 52-week low price. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 1.17 for seeing its liquidity position. The company had a trading volume of 12,380,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,200,832.

The target payout ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is now measuring at 39.50%, outlining what size the company's dividends should be. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.12 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.11. Short-term as well long term shareholders always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded N/A as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.06 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.06.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 1.26 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 1.06 billion, this means overall earnings per share of 0.76. Equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post $5.01 earnings per share for the current year. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 15th. The firm has a market cap of $71,667.88, a PE ratio of 13.92, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.20. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32.

Looking into the profitability ratios of CTL stock, investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at 2.4%, 0.6% and 5.9%, respectively. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Also, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th.

ATR stands at 0.71 while Beta factor of the stock stands at 0.9. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. The Firm is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.