Brokerages Set Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Target Price at $86.53

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Paragon Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.82 % negative EPS growth. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:OPK) price has been as high as $12.15 and as low as $4.5. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday. A 4 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of OPK or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The Price Range of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Thursday, October 26 with "Buy". Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a "market perform" rating on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

Needle moving action has been spotted in Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) as shares are moving today on volatility 1.25% or 0.88 from the open. 5,979,994 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,445,819. In this case, shares are 9.97% higher, the worst price in 52 weeks suffered on October 27, 2017, but are collecting gains at -13.85% for the past six months. WBA's profit will be $1.25B for 13.95 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 1 by Leerink Swann.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion.

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.

The good news is there's still room for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. They issued a "hold" rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 0.364679. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. (WBA) pays out an annual dividend of 1.60 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.25%. As per Wednesday, February 3, the company rating was maintained by FinnCap. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 42.33%. The shares were bought at an average cost of $67.00 per share, with a total value of $1,340,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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In related news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. This is calculated by taking the current share price and dividing by the share price one month ago. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -53.00. Hudock Capital Group LLC grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the second quarter. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.8% during the second quarter. The rating was maintained by FinnCap on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy".

More notable recent Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Trust Investment Advisors now owns 13,960 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $1,125,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Founders Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the first quarter valued at approximately $161,000.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.

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