The Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance

EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 2.01. (NASDAQ:WBA) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday, December 4th. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 0.056103. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company's total assets. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed -14.98%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, October 25th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 1-year low of $76.26 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The volume of 0.72 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 527.96 Million shares.

The price target set for the stock is $52.91 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock. This company shares are 21.52% off its target price of $85.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $71.12B. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 1.07.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released 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, Inc. has had 10 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 7 open market buys and 3 sells. The company had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.93 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.54 EPS for the current year.

Many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, under the theory that when management are shareholders, they will act in its own self interest, and create shareholder value in the long-term. Spears Abacus Advisors LLC now owns 13,410 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $1,114,000 after buying an additional 960 shares during the last quarter. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.36 and as high as 1.08. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%.

Beta measures volatility or systematic risk, of a stock or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important factor in identifying an under-valued stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. With the constructive P/E value of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the investors are able to forecast the positive earnings growth of the company. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 18,502,701 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $1,448,939,000 after purchasing an additional 3,662,302 shares in the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership grew its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 471.4% during the second quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 374,075 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $31,067,000 after acquiring an additional 30,341 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.9% in the 1st quarter.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 72.53 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 56.47 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 38.33 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 37.94 million shares, and INVESCO LTD. with 19.77 million shares. The stock is now showing healthy performance of 0.94% throughout last week and witnessed Bullish performance of 1.92% in one month period. Also, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th.

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