(NASDAQ:WBA) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 0.37%. Through this figure traders can analyze that WBA show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. This marks the 42nd consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have raised the dividend. Howe & Rusling Inc. boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 209.2% in the first quarter. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -5.52% and performed -7.60% over the last six months. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 4,090,605 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $338,539,000 after buying an additional 804,863 shares during the period. RB Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the fourth quarter worth $261,000. The current share price indicates that stock is -11.91% away from its one year high and is moving 3.11% ahead of its 52-week low. However the price at the close of last session was -1.00% lower than its 50-day moving average and -0.78% under its 200-day moving average.
The P/E ratio is 19.70 and market capitalization is 83.47B.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) opened at 77.72 on Friday. The pharmacy operator reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $30.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.72 billion. However it has a net margin of 3.70%.
Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) have shown a high EPS growth of 2.30% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -37.10% yoy. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.18 earnings per share.
Analysts reviewing Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. have recently updated their recommended buy/sell ratings and price targets on the stock.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for WBA producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 1.05% and for the month booked as 2.02%. This is a boost from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio is now 37.78%.
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The Target Price for Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is $92.24/share according to the consensus analysis of analysts working on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Friday, March 31st.
03/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. Barclays PLC set a $79.00 price objective on Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Saturday, April 1st.
The collective rating of 2.5 for The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation.
In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 3rd. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. Institutional investors own 61.22% of the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,879,874.43.