Published: Sat, December 22, 2018
Medical | By Bryan Strickland

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: WBA)

"These initiatives are part of a broader strategic alliance created to combine Verily's health care technology innovation with Walgreens' corner store presence and trusted pharmacy services", said the joint statement. KS now owns 28,061 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $1,684,000 after acquiring an additional 6,909 shares in the last quarter. EPS serves as a pointer of a company's profitability. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.modernreaders.com/news/2018/12/21/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-shares-sold-by-paloma-partners-management-co.html. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $3,314,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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The Services stock finished its last trading at $73.29 while performed a change of -2.9% (Loss, ↓) on 19-12-2018 (Wednesday).

Partnering with Verily complements Walgreens' strategy of emphasizing health services to shore up its pharmacy business against outside threats.In October 2018, Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina stated that the pharmacy plans on taking a greater focus on in-store health services. The company's 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 37.77, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The company has a market cap of $72.09 billion, a PE ratio of 12.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.76. Its EPS was $0.52 while outstanding shares of the company were 4.27B. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 52-week low of $59.07 and a 52-week high of $86.31.

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Walgreens sales for the last quarter rose 9.9% to $33.8 billion, analysts had expected the chain to report $33.78 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 21.75%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Boots saw a fall in first quarter sales across its worldwide division, dropping 5.9 per cent compared to the same period past year to $2.9bn (£2.3m). Company recorded a change of -11.1% over the past week and returned 2.82% over the last three months while the company stock's monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -11.19%. Many market traders also use moving averages to determine profitable entry and exit points into specific securities. Furthermore, over the 90.00 days, the stock was able to yield 2.82 percent. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 29.24%.

WBA has been the topic of several recent research reports.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) stock positioned 5.04% distance from the 200-day MA and stock price situated -7.74% away from the 50-day MA while located -10.21% off of the 20-day MA. Also, SVP Kimberly R. Scardino sold 11,970 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird boosted their price objective on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $69.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Friday, October 12th. BidaskClub downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total value of $955,086.30. The stock's 12-month potential target price is now at $78.45. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 81,076 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,386,356.52. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.The firm is valued at $65.67 billion. "Additionally, the company has initiated global smart spending and smart organization programs, initially focused on the company's retail pharmacy US division, its retail business in the United Kingdom and its global functions". The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics.

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