Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Holdings Trimmed by Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd.

The Hallmark Capital Management Inc holds 91,791 shares with $17.27 million value, down from 93,470 last quarter. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. WBA has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance it has positive performance of 1.66% in last five regular trading sessions. Private Vista LLC grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 6,403.7% in the second quarter. Simmons Bank now owns 7,461 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $601,000 after buying an additional 893 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 24.7% during the 2nd quarter. Sure, the percentage is encouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 15.4%, annually.

Walgreens, the biggest US drugstore chain, said on Wednesday it would buy the minority stake from China National Accord Medicines Corp Ltd for about $416 million.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 5th. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.8% during the second quarter. The firm has a market capitalization of $70,879.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.22. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:OPK) price has been as high as $12.15 and as low as $4.5. 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). Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.82% negative EPS growth. WBA has a net profit margin of 3.40% and is more profitable than the average company in the Drug Stores industry. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward. At the current valuation, this equates to a dividend yield of 2.28%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is presently 42.33%. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. $89.74's average target is 27.06% above currents $70.63 stock price. Insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. The fund owned 2,884 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 43 shares during the period. The shares were bought at an average cost of $67.00 per share, with a total value of $1,340,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 3,295,583 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $258,077,000 after buying an additional 2,718,800 shares during the last quarter. (NASDAQ:WBA) on Thursday, September 1 with "Outperform" rating. Leerink Swann lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Friday, March 31st.

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