Amerisource shares jump on Walgreens buyout report


According to an article in the CNBC, Walgreens' deal follows the acquisition agreement signed between the USA drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corporation and Aetna Inc., worth Dollars 69 billion in 2017.

Analyst research firms are expressing bullish stance on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Zions Bancorporation lifted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 983.3% in the 3rd quarter. The price volatility of stock was 3.90% for a week and 2.81% for a month.

Walgreens already owns a 26 percent stake in Amerisource, including a representative on its board.

Allegis Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Short-term as well long term shareholders always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.60 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.30 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.29. The 52-Week High range of the stock is $89.69, while the 52-week low range is $63.82.

The Return on Equity for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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According to 12 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal quarter is $34.14 Billion and the Low Revenue estimate is $32.78 Billion, while the High Revenue estimate is $35.94 Billion. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 2.1%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 41%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.71 EPS for the current year. The company's market cap is $67.58 Billion, and the average volume is $6.27 Million. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. A company with a high P/E ratio usually indicated positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares. Soon after the takeover rumor surfaced on Feb 12, shares of AmerisourceBergen gained 15.7% in after-hours trading and subsequently, closed with a 0.3% rise. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. The current ratio for WBA is 1.00 and that of COP is 2.40. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 44.20%. Citigroup decreased their price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $95.00 to $81.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of $76.07 per share, for a total transaction of $7,520,128.06. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. BidaskClub raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th.

On Tuesday, industry experts said they struggle to see much of an upside in the rumored move by Walgreens.

With regards to medical supplies, Amazon has met with hospital executives several times recently as it explores becoming a bigger player in the field, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday citing unnamed executives who attended those meetings. Analyst's mean target price for WBA is $86.13 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.20. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $84.12.

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