Walgreens Pumps $418 Million Into China's Top Pharmacy Chain

Walgreens Boots Alliance Schedules Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Earnings Announcement for 4 January 2018

CQS Cayman LP cut its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) by 18.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The average investment recommendation for WBA, taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts, is 2.20, or a buy. Uptrending stocks trade above their moving averages, while downtrending stocks trade below. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Loop Capital initiated coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 30 by Deutsche Bank.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 5th.

In order to gauge which way a stock is trending, you must compare a stock's share price to its moving average. Company's return on equity, which is really just the product of the company's profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage ratios, is 13.90%, which is better than the Drug Stores industry average ROE. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 1 by Leerink Swann. Calculated by dividing Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s annual earnings by its total assets, investors will note a return on assets of 5.70%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. Opko Health, Inc. earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -7.6% over the last 5 years. The figure allows investors to understand how effectively Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is able to convert its money into net income. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $86.47. The stock of Anthem, Inc. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share. The company was initiated on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 42.33%.

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In other news, Director John Anthony Lederer bought 20,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The average 1-year price target for (WBA) reveals an average price target of $84.96 per share. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $3,350,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Thanks to a rise of nearly 2.9% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 14.35% so far on the year - still in strong territory. (HRB)'s shares projecting a $23.92 target price. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. This forecast is a point estimate that provides investors with a benchmark against which to directly compare stock price in the short run.Target prices made by analysts employed by large brokers, who have access to a greater resource pool, are more likely to be met over the 12-month forecast period. Credit Suisse maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 139.5% during the second quarter. A CCI reading above +100 would imply that the stock is overbought and possibly ready for a correction. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 1-year low of $76.26 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The rating was maintained by FinnCap on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy".

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USA pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens) announced on Wednesday it would invest 2.767 billion RMB (around 416 million US dollars) in a top pharmacy chain in China, to boost its investment in the country. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark law. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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