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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

(NASDAQ:WBA) will report its next earnings on 5-Apr-17.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company.

Walgreens is nearing an contract to sell more assets to Tennessee-based discount chain Fred's Inc. boosting the number of stores and adding distribution centers, software and personnel, according to one of the people. With the volume soaring to 3,356,110 shares, the last trade was called at $85.67. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.17% which for the week stands at 1.32%. State Street Corp raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 52,978 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $4,384,000 after buying an additional 3,402 shares in the last quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,884 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 679 shares during the period. This continues to be an interesting story, and we look forward to updating it again soon on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share of capital Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM) has 36.08 million outstanding shares among them 33.10 million shares have been floated in market exchange. (NASDAQ:WBA) share price jumped at US$85.95 before falling back to end the trade at US$85.8 a share.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. holds an earnings per share of $ 3.78 and the EPS growth for this year shows a value of -4.50%. The pharmacy operator reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.03 earnings per share. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 3.84% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. Adweek reports that as of April 1, YellowFan will take over what has been $10 million in annual revenue for DigitasLBi. The company has a market capitalization of $92.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.73 and a beta of 1.20. Equities research analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post $5.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 10th. According to FT, Year on year, growth in dividends per share increased 6.67% while earnings per share excluding extraordinary items fell by -4.49%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 13th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.75%.

10/21/2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "equal weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on WBA. 21 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. might touch $100 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $94.6 and $79 respectively.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Friday, January 6th. (NASDAQ:WBA) the pharmacy chain grappling with USA antitrust officials over its planned takeover of Rite Aid Corp., is poised to pitch a new proposal to win approval for the deal, according to people familiar with the talks.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 8.05, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 600 shares in the company, valued at $48,408. Also, COO Ornella Barra purchased 124,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $80.93 per share, for a total transaction of $10,035,320.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 1,690,336 shares in the company, valued at $136,798,892.48. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Holyk and Hartsig have big shoes to fill: Filler is leaving Walgreens in a stronger position as a retailer than rival drugstore chain CVS, which appears to be throwing most of its weight behind its healthcare operations. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand).


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