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Walgreens Boots Alliance celebrates latest CSR achievements

Walgreens Boots Alliance celebrates latest CSR achievements

Finally, Northern Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the second quarter. Retail sales fell 2.8% in the first quarter compared with the year-ago period due to declines in consumables and general merchandise sales.

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. The stock of Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:ITEK) earned "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 3. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.19% and a return on equity of 19.15%. Zions Bancorporation lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 983.3% during the 3rd quarter. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,350,000.

In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director John Anthony Lederer purchased 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.9% in the 1st quarter.

The initial exchange price will be set at a 30% premium to the reference share price that will be based on the arithmetic average of the daily volume-weighted average prices of a Share on the Swiss Stock Exchange over a period of 5 consecutive trading days commencing on 5 January 2018, subject as provided in the terms and conditions of the Bonds.

ATR value of the company was 1.40 and Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 66.21. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The firm has institutional ownership of 63.40%, while insider ownership included 0.20%.

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) traded up $1.25 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $75.33.

On 11/2/2017 William C Foote, Director, sold 2,736 with an average share price of $67.37 per share and the total transaction amounting to $184,324.32. The company has a market capitalization of $71,930.00, a P/E ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.22. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,306 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares in the last quarter. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $30.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.93 billion. 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. Shares of the company dropped 6.3% after the announcement.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.33%. That's still in-line with the $5.56 per share analyst are looking for.

The price target set for the stock is $85.67 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock, according to data from Finviz's Research. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $86.60.

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