Is Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Hold Now?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 40.30%.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 29th. Webster Bank N.A. now owns 1,509 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Tarbox Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 288.3% in the 1st quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,300 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Tarbox Group Inc. now owns 1,355 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 1,006 shares during the last quarter. (WBA) most recent 13F filing, the company has 87 new institutional holders - accounting for 5.82 million shares of its common stock. Webster Bank N.A. increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 18.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management has an ownership of 5,269,500 stocks of the pharmacy operator's shares valued $437,632,000 after scooping up an extra 962,959 stocks in the previous period.

Ngam Advisors L.P. lessened its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. "(WBA) Shares Sold by Howland Capital Management LLC" was first posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$1.25 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$1.27. (WBA) belonging to the Consumer Defensive sector has surged 0.3% and closed its last trading session at $81.46. The stock had a trading volume of 1,836,257 shares. TIAA CREF Investment Management upgraded its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 22.4% in the 1st period. The stock's 50 day SMA is $80.61 and its 200 day SMA is $82.16. Finally, Pivotal Research set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Sunday, July 2nd.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.33 for the May 2017 versus $1.18 in the same quarter past year, representing 13% growth. (WBA) now trades with a market capitalization of $87.79 Billion. However it has a net margin of 3.70%. The company's a year ago sales total was 28.64 Million. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.22 on a per share basis this quarter.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. on 5/30/2017 reported its EPS as $1.07 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.99. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.40 dividend. This is a positive change from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. (WBA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 16 ..." with publication date: "August 15, 2017. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 1.96%. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $103 target.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, June 29th that allows the company to buyback $5.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to purchase up to 5.9% of its Stocks through open market purchases. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 1.25 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 1.1.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Lowered stocks of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" recommendation to a "sell" recommendation in a analysis note on early Wed, Jun 14th. Lastly, Jefferies downgraded the price objective on stocks of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $95.00 to $80.00 and fixed a "buy" recommendation for The corporation in a study report on early Wed, May 31st. Loop Capital started coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, August 24th. RLGY price is down almost -6.7% from its 52-week high price of $35.18 a share but is up about 35% from its 52-week low price of $21.43 a share. It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th.

The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 2,736 shares on a day where the closing price was 79.79. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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