16 are the (NASDAQ:WBA)'s ratings reports on Dec 20, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Zacks Investment Research raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $81.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th.
As of now, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.55, 14.86 and 2.75 respectively. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance to $75.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, October 12th.
At the end of the most recent trading day, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. closed at $73.29. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 14.63% from the current trading price.
Shares of Walgreens slid 2.56% on Thursday morning to $71.42. (WBA) over recent time; they noted that 12.69 million shares changed at hands contradiction to its average trading volume of 6.69 million. When beta is less/more than 1, it can be interpreted that the stock is theoretically less/more volatile than the market - something traders will surely be keeping an eye on. The stock began the trading session at $75.85 and hit a high of $75.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.38.
Looking performance record on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) we observed that the stock has seen a move 1.02% over the last 52-week trading period. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.46 per share. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.75% and a net margin of 3.82%. Compared to the same quarter past year, the firm's revenue was down by -3.38%.
Walgreens said Thursday that it saw its profit jump 37 per cent to $1.12 billion in this year's first quarter. Consensus estimates call for $6.54 in EPS and $137.74 billion in revenue for the year.
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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 12th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 29.24%. Historical volatility is a quantifiable number which is based on past changes to the price of a stock or futures contract. RSI readings range from zero to 100, with readings above 70 generally interpreted as indicating overbought conditions and readings below 30 indicating oversold conditions. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. On Friday, October 12 the firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital. Particularly for day traders, high volume is crucial, as the higher the volume the more liquid the stock is. It is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 73,756 shares of company stock valued at $5,824,194 over the last quarter.
The change in the stock's fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Mizuho downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, SVP Kimberly R. Scardino sold 11,970 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 1st.
In a statement Walgreens Boots Alliance said: "Improved Boots UK market share performance was more than offset by a very weak retail environment". Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% during the third quarter. The fund owned 19,089 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 1,000 shares during the quarter. The stock has shown a quarterly performance of 2.82% and a half-year performance stands at 7.78%.Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.7.
The stock institutional ownership counted 65.1% while insider ownership held at 0.2%. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. "Additionally, the company has initiated global smart spending and smart organization programs, initially focused on the company's retail pharmacy U.S. division, its retail business in the United Kingdom and its global functions".