Investor's Watch List: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

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Recent changes in institutional ownership at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Private Vista LLC increased its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 6,403.7% in the 2nd quarter. Tarbox Group Inc. now owns 1,355 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 1,006 shares in the last quarter. Boston Family Office LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.6% in the first quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,306 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 53.2% in the first quarter. The firm owned 393,950 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 67,016 shares during the period.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -8.5 percent during the past 12 months. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $96.00 target price on the stock. Loop Capital set a $90.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. At the moment, the average analyst price target is $86.65.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) share price fell -0.07% to $71.25 in the last trading session. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The company has a market capitalization of $71,930.00, a PE ratio of 13.97, a PEG ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.20.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was -2.8 percent during the past 12 months.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.21 by $0.10.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $30.38 Billion for the current quarter. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 16.76% and a net margin of 3.52%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current year. The firm's revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 42.33%.

In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 16,415 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,105,878.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. The stock was acquired at an average price of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00.

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -10.79%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -13.91% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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The target payout ratio for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is now measuring at 39.50%, outlining what size the company's dividends should be. Its pharmacy, health and wellness services include retail, specialty, infusion and respiratory services, mail service and convenient care clinics.