Insider Trading Alert: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)


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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $23. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. A 15 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of WBA or, if they already own its stock, sell it. (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 5.77% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. (WBA) over recent time; they noted that 5.99 million shares changed at hands contradiction to its average trading volume of 8.06 million. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:WBA) price has been as high as $88 and as low as $63.82.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The average revenue per share growth rate of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. during the past 12 months was 1.9 percent. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion.

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Whereas its latest closing price kept its distance from the SMA20 at 0.49% and 0.80% from SMA 50 while it was knocked up -10.23% from the simple moving average price of 200 days. Comparatively, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter past year.

The outstanding shares for Walgreens Boots Alliance, 997.89 with a shares float of 863.83. This buyback authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Most company stocks have very little volatility. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 12-month low of $76.26 and a 12-month high of $89.69. Walgreens Boots Alliance now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $86.47. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 2.20. Its per-share price reached $187.22 before settling. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Wall Street's main indexes edged higher on Wednesday, with Microsoft and other technology stocks making modest gains and helping offset losses in energy shares after oil prices dropped more than 2 percent. Finally, Birinyi Associates Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter. Cambridge Financial Group Inc. now owns 67,108 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $5,182,000 after acquiring an additional 2,113 shares in the last quarter.

The collective rating of 2.2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Private Vista LLC now owns 583,185 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 574,218 shares during the last quarter. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this article can be viewed at Investors who observing the volume trend of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

"We have had a presence in China for around 10 years, initially through Alliance Boots, and we are excited about the opportunity to further invest in the country's fast growing retail pharmacy sector", he added. 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).