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22 December, 2018, 11:30 | Author: Judith Dennis
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Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA cut its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) by 5.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. EPS serves as a pointer to a company's profitability/success.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) stock price is trading at a gap of -10.21% away from the 20-Day SMA and figured out a distance of -7.74% from the its 50-Day SMA. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. LSV Asset Management boosted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 28.5% in the 3rd quarter.

Executive vice chairman and chief executive Stefano Pessina said, "We are pleased to have delivered double digit percentage growth in earnings per share in the first quarter, including solid results in the US". Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC now owns 2,063 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 1,898 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock traded down $3.68 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $69.61.

Earnings for each Share (EPS) are the part of a company's profit allocated to respectively outstanding share of common stock. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now has a market cap of $72.47B, while its P/E ratio stands at 14.86, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.55, with a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.38. Barclays Capital maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 21.75%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Boots saw a fall in first quarter sales across its worldwide division, dropping 5.9 per cent compared to the same period a year ago to $2.9bn (£2.3m).

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.

During the first quarter, the company declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share. Particularly for day traders, high volume is crucial, as the higher the volume the more liquid the stock is. The dividend was payable December 12 to stockholders of record as of November 12. The highest-rated stocks are a combination of 1 and 2 Zacks Rank who also possess Style Scores of A or B.

Several brokerages have weighed in on WBA. Walgreens joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier this year, and its stock price had risen almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year. BidaskClub downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. On Friday, June 29 the company was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, October 8 by JP Morgan. The stock has shown a quarterly performance of 2.82% and a half-year performance stands at 7.78%.Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.7. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $79.11.

The diabetes solution, Onduo, will target Walgreens employees and family members through the company's employee health plan. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.77, for a total value of $4,096,040.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In Wednesday trading session, shares of firm dropped of -2.90% along the it has twenty-days moving average price of -10.21% from last close price of $73.29 and perform as resistance to price boundary. Shares have slid -7.74% over that time period, and investors will be eagerly monitoring the situation to see if there are any signs of a reversal. More interesting news about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. It operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.The P/E ratio is 14.51.

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