(NASDAQ:NFLX) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)

Jeannie Matthews
October 7, 2017

As of the last earnings report the EPS was $3.96 and is estimated to be $5.00 for the current year with 1,070,096,000 shares now outstanding. After $1.33 actual EPS reported by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.27 % negative EPS growth.

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

In this article we are focusing Historical volatility of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 8.2%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 23.7%.

Equity analyst Needham started covering WBA with a rating of "Hold". Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an overweight rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/07/first-trust-advisors-lp-has-29-58-million-holdings-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a "buy" rating and set a $97.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Pivotal Research began coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total transaction of $218,305.44. The total value of its holdings increased 5,207.1%. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. MCF Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 68.2% during the first quarter.

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Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) trading capacity remained 1.19 million shares during the last session. The days to cover increased to 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.02% on August 31. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,528,058.29. As of the end of the quarter Bridges Investment Management Inc had bought 260 shares growing its stake by 12.4%. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of 3.7 percent and possesses 24.6 percent gross margin. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $75.8 and compares with the $75.18 52-week low. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.16% of the company's stock. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 2.6% and stays 1.45% away from its 50 days moving average. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $80.34 and a 200 day moving average of $81.26.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a 52-week low of $72.77 and a 52-week high of $89.69.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 18.48 and the market cap is 78.33B. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 1,923 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $160,000 after acquiring an additional 780 shares during the period. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This is an increase from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The dividend yield was $2.11. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 39.68%.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This story was originally published by Equities Focus and is owned by of Equities Focus. Webster Bank N.A. boosted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 18.4% during the first quarter. The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. The Firm operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

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