EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Expected At $1.22

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The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 10. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.21 on a per share basis this quarter. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $1.25 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $5.49.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Walgreens Boots Alliance now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $91.31. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 14.8152. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. Sigma Planning Corp grew its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 16.7% in the second quarter. Typically, the Average True Range (ATR) is based on 14 periods. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 40.30%. North Star Investment Management Corp. controls 82,295 shares valued at $6,355,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 10.8%. Sound Shore Management Inc.

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08/24/2017 - Loop Capital began new coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. giving the company a "buy" rating. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 1 by Credit Suisse.

Among 17 analysts covering Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. (NASDAQ:WBA). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $93.00. Sell-side firms now have a consensus recommendation of 2.00 on the shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total value of $218,305.44. As a result, shareholders under-react when stock prices approach the 52-week high, and as a result, contrary to most shareholders' expectations, stocks near their 52-week highs tend to be systematically undervalued. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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Focusing in on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), we have seen that the Percentage Price Oscillator is now lower than the signal line. The legal version of this article can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/10/11/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-set-to-announce-earnings-on-wednesday.html. (NASDAQ:WBA) are -15.60% since the start of 2016. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is in the Services.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 17.90 and the market cap of the company is 75.84B. The company's 50-day moving average is $79.43 and its 200-day moving average is $80.94.

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, June 29th that permits the company to buyback $5.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to repurchase up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th were given a $0.40 dividend. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 2% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 16th. On the opposite side of that transaction from Geode Capital Management, Llc stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 333 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in WBA to 18790 shares. The Firm is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. 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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