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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc

(NASDAQ:WBA) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Clinton Group Inc now owns 38,599 shares valued at $3,205,000.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company.

The Average Volume for 10 days is 5.09 Million for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA). RB Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the fourth quarter worth $261,000. 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 period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 22.9% in the first quarter.

The stock has actually made sharp losses in the past year, as the company has gathered a -4.56% return in the past twelve months.

04/03/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "equal weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)'s stock on Wednesday traded at beginning with a price of $44.59 and when day-trade ended the stock finally edged up 0.41% to reach at $44.51. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 10.84%.

02/06/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was upgraded to "overweight" by analysts at Atlantic Equities. (NASDAQ:WBA) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. 7 of them rate its stock a hold. (LOW) has the trading volume of 4.61 Million shares with the average trading volume of 4090 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $82.95 billion, a PE ratio of 19.58 and a beta of 1.26. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.18 and a 52-week high of $88.00.

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(NASDAQ:WBA), at its latest closing price of $77.52, it has a price-to-book ratio of 2.70, compared to an industry average at 2.65. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.40 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 business had revenue of $30.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.72 billion.

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. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.18 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post $5.01 earnings per share for the current year.

(WBA) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, an increase of 6.7 percent. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.40 dividend. This is a boost from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 16th of May 2017. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.03%.

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Several research firms recently issued reports on WBA. On October 31 analysts at Wells Fargo released its first research report on the stock with a rating of "Outperform".

03/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $97.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Needham & Company LLC began coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.

The average 1-year price target for The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $92.44/share. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $48.58. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at $1,879,874.43. Company insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock.


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