Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) EPS Estimated At $1.22

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)'s MACD Histogram reading is now below the zero line, indicating a neutral or negative chart trend for the shares. (NASDAQ:WBA) has gathered pace in recent weeks as a result of the underlying changes in the state of insider activity. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s institutional ownership is 62.1%, while its institutional transactions stand at 0.06%. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 14.1% in the second quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Finally, Founders Capital Management bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the first quarter worth $161,000. The institutional investor owned 17,796 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 1,879 shares during the quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 2.03% and Weekly Volatility of 2.88%. This is a boost from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. Over the course of the past year WBA has set a 52-week high of $88.00 while the corresponding low set was $72.77. WealthTrust Arizona LLC raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. The stock decreased 1.44% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $69.85. Finally, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. As of the end of the quarter Bath Savings Trust Co had sold a total of 710 shares trimming its position 8.6%.

Several analysts have weighed in on WBA shares. They issued a "hold" rating for the company.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 25 analysts - of 2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

04/04/2017 - Pivotal Research began new coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. giving the company a "hold" rating.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.21 per share, according to consensus of 20 analysts. Walgreens Boots Alliance has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $91.31. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company.

09/20/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright laws.

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) have caught the attention of investors.

WARNING: "Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC Reduces Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". With short interest at 18,591,772 and short average daily volume at 4,454,337, the short-interest ratio is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of August 31. Earnings, with 22 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $1.21.

Walgreens Boots Alliance declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, June 29th that permits the company to repurchase $5.00 billion in shares. There were 82 sold out positions, amounting to 5.13 million shares. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,528,058.29.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th.

06/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 16th.

03/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. Year-to-date it plunged -15.6%. Insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. Walgreens Boots Alliance operates through three divisions, including Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

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