Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

(NASDAQ:WBA) price is pointing towards neither exit nor entry barriers, according to a technical analysis tool called the Relative Strength Index (RSI). The firm owned 56,371 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after buying an additional 2,175 shares during the period. Schnieders Capital Management LLC's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $4,682,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. This marks the 42nd consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have raised the dividend. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,300 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Stock value has moved between $75.26 - 88.09 in last one year. In the past three months the stock value plunged -4.00%. Finally, Webster Bank N.A. boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 18.4% in the first quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.05% which for the week stands at 2.02%.

01/31/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.22% of the company's stock. The share last price represents downtick move of -11.35% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 3.76% above change in value from its 52-Week low price. (NASDAQ:WBA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday.

10/19/2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. (NASDAQ:WBA) ended its day at $77.52 with the rising stream of 0.30% and its total traded volume was 4.27 million shares less than the average volume. The pharmacy operator reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.03.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) now has a trailing P/E of 19.58 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 14.04. The business had revenue of $30.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.72 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.18 earnings per share.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) have shown a high EPS growth of 2.30% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -37.10% yoy. After a recent check, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA)'s 14-day RSI is presently at 39.30.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share.

According to Yahoo Finance, The Dividend Date for Walgreens Boots Alliance is Jun 12, 2017 and its Ex-Dividend Date is May 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 1.05% whereas Month Volatility is at 2.02%.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC reduced its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on WBA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Morgan Stanley reiterated an "overweight" rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Monday, July 3rd.

Based on their most recently released notes to investors, 8 analysts have a rating of "buy", 10 analysts "outperform", 7 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $48.58. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 21,887 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,879,874.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Barings LLC now owns 28,602 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $2,367,000 after buying an additional 19,639 shares during the last quarter.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, a holding company.

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