Institutional Investors Have Decreased Positions in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)

Institutional Investors Have Decreased Positions in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)

Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the third quarter valued at $628,000. The Price Index 12m for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Rite Aid Corporation insiders have bought a net of 1,418,129 shares during the past three months, which implies that the company's top executives have been feeling bullish about the stock's outlook. IBM Retirement Fund raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 88.1% during the second quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.3% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 18,502,701 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $1,448,939,000 after acquiring an additional 3,662,302 shares during the period. Hanson McClain Inc. grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.6% in the second quarter. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10.

Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens, said in a Wednesday statement that it would invest $418 million in Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores Co., a subsidiary of China National Accord Medicines Corp. that has operated retail pharmacies across China since 2004. Institutional investors own 59.98% of the company's stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s ROA is 5.9%, while industry's average is 6.57%. The company had a trading volume of 5,979,994 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,445,819. The stock has a market cap of $87.99 billion, a PE ratio of 20.927 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 1.07. (NASDAQ:WBA)'s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 47.39. The company has market cap of $70.38 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Simmons Bank raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 13.6% in the third quarter. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. (NasdaqGS:WBA) is 0.364679. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure. Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a $0.40 dividend. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 42.33%. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.20 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $67.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. We have $72.41 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:WBA worth $2.09 billion more. The target price per share by Deutsche Bank suggests upside of 10.43 % from the last price. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 9,154,328 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $760,267,000 after buying an additional 1,917,082 shares in the last quarter. (NASDAQ:WBA) on Thursday, September 1 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, August 23. (NYSE:ANTM) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with "Hold" on Thursday, June 29.

Purchases 79418 Shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL)
Harbour Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Colgate-Palmolive in the 1st quarter valued at about $121,000. The Kingdon Capital Management Llc holds 249,600 shares with $18.50 million value, down from 400,000 last quarter.

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Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s EPS is 3.78. The joint venture operates pharmacies under a local brand.

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