Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)- Stocks under Performance Radar

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in WBA. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 471.4% during the second quarter. OPK trades with a P/S ratio of 2.33. Andra AP fonden raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.3% during the second quarter. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.

The focus shifting on performance of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The stock of Anthem, Inc. A higher P/E allows an investor to expect higher earnings growth compared to the companies with a lower P/E. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (reader can compare this with other companies that he is interested in). Institutional investors own 60.24% of the company's stock.

In other news, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. WBA has a net profit margin of 3.40% and is more profitable than the average company in the Drug Stores industry. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Senior Loan Portfolio Powershares's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -18.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $3,350,000. Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, April 6th. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Thursday, October 26 with "Buy". BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. 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. (NYSE:ANTM) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 1. They set a "buy" rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Pivotal Research maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, June 29 report.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 25th that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Walgreen Boots Alliance Incorporated (NASDAQ:WBA) had an increase of 0.74% in short interest.

In order to gauge which way a stock is trending, you must compare a stock's share price to its moving average. A ratio of 1.5 will suggest that the company has $1.5 of liquid assets available to pay off $1 of its current liabilities. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a one year low of $63.82 and a one year high of $88.00. The company has a market capitalization of $70,879.76, a PE ratio of 14.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.22. Calculated by dividing Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s annual earnings by its total assets, investors will note a return on assets of 5.70%. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The company has market cap of $69.50 billion. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $72.0 target. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.55 EPS for the current fiscal year. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 30 by Deutsche Bank. A lower number would indicate that the company has been undervalued, where its stock is relatively low-priced in connection to its free cash flow.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. (NASDAQ:WBA) rating on Monday, November 16. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 42.33%.