The Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Barclays

Henrietta Strickland
March 29, 2018

Mizuho set a $87.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. It remains to be seen whether optimism in the stock market will continue into the next year. Having a plan may be one of the most important aspects for trading the equity market.

"But there's going to be continued volatility in the short term and a lot of it will depend on how the fundamental news flow comes out".

The company's revenue grew to $33.02 billion from $29.45 billion, beating the FactSet consensus of $32.20 billion as domestic retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesale sales both rose above expectations.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has released its earnings report for its fiscal second quarter of 2018. As a company's earnings per share being to rise, so does their market value per share.

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Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/YTD/Yearly Performance: The stocks has year to date performance of -9.17 percent and weekly performance of -0.14 percent. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on WBA shares. 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. Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. Beta used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which determine the expected return of an asset based on its beta and look ahead to market returns. It is now expecting earnings per share for the year to range from $5.85 to $6.05.

Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that point towards the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. For every buyer, there is a seller, and each transaction contributes to the count of total volume. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.30 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).

Price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The company has a market cap of $66,840.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.65, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.21. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,325 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 125 shares during the period. Market capitalization is just a fancy declare for a comprehensible concept: it is the market value of a company's outstanding shares. Shares are clocking price at $65.96 with change of -2.24%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.79 EPS for the current year.

Based on a recent bid, this stock (WBA) was trading at a distance of -3.67% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -7.56% while it has a distance of -11.53% from the 200 days simple moving average. The current share price indicates that stock is -24.87% away from its one year high and is moving 3.35% ahead of its 52-week low. Weik Investment Services Inc. increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Its P/Cash valued at 35.93.

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