Why Walgreens Boots Alliances Is Down 5.9% Today

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Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. In order for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.to pay dividends, they need to have healthy cash flow, which now sits at 17.98.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is sitting at 23.56. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 1 year low of $63.82 and a 1 year high of $88.00. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.59. (NASDAQ:WBA) displayed a change of 1.59% after which it closed the day' session at $12.45. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.93 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. The firm's revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post 5.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.40 dividend.

On 10/25/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.40 2.31% with an ex dividend date of 11/10/2017 which will be payable on 11/13/2017. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation had 11 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is setting the pace on sustainability issues from health care and combatting climate change to promoting diversity and fostering inclusion as evidenced in its new 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report published Friday. Pivotal Research set a $73.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday. Vetr upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $80.00 price objective (down previously from $90.00) on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.

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Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The company has a market capitalization of $74,780.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.98, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.22. Also, Director Janice M. Babiak purchased 600 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 2nd.

On 10/26/2017 John Anthony Lederer, Director, bought 20,000 with an average share price of $67.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,340,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Comparable pharmacy sales surged 7.4 percent, but higher sales of low-cost generic drugs and their lower reimbursement rates hit margins. Moreover, Roanoke Asset Management Corp Ny has 1.64% invested in the company for 68,621 shares. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global copyright laws. The original version of this story can be viewed at http://www.mareainformativa.com/walgreens-boots-alliance-wba-stock-price-down-2/122525/.

Alkermes plc, a biopharmaceutical company, researches, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products that are created to address unmet medical needs of patients in various therapeutic areas worldwide. Specifically, Walgreens' first quarter pharmacy sales jumped 8.9 percent year over year to $22.5 billion.

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