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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. $147.20 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $59.34 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $87.86 million into the stock.

Recent insider trends for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Pivotal Research decreased their price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $85.00 to $73.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Chicago-based equity research firm Zacks Investment Research has assigned this stock ABR (Average Brokerage Recommendation) of 1.88, indicating analysts in general look favorably on the company's future prospects. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Jefferies. The stock opened the day at $70.91, and settled at $69.61 by the end to experience a -2.03% change. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$1.51 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$1.52.

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According to 4 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal quarter is $650.87 Million and the Low Revenue estimate is $619.16 Million, while the High Revenue estimate is $683.3 Million. Comparatively, 60.0% of Walgreens Boots Alliance shares are owned by institutional investors. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Analysts have placed a $86.25 price target on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., suggesting a 23.9% gain from recent close. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. (WBA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November ..." with publication date: "November 09, 2017. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%. About 6.91 million shares traded. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. It has a 18.93 P/E ratio. Robert W. Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $80.00 price target (down from $90.00) on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 1.2 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 1.73. Corporate insiders own 14.80% of the company's stock. The fund owned 84,963 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after acquiring an additional 2,783 shares during the period. Institutional ownership is usually beneficial to a stock price initially, but very high institutional ownership has several shortcomings. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Following the purchase, the director now owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,350,000. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Institutional ownership can eventually exceed 100 percent of float, which means that, in addition to all the available shares, institutions have also bought up all the borrowed shares from short sellers who are betting that the stock will decline. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 374,075 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $31,067,000 after buying an additional 30,341 shares in the last quarter.

The stock increased 2.79% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $71.55. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 24.7% in the 2nd quarter. 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 during the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 10,085,836 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $789,822,000 after purchasing an additional 931,508 shares during the last quarter.

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