Today's Brokerage Rating: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Coty Inc. (COTY)

Today's Brokerage Rating: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Coty Inc. (COTY)”

The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.65 and the short float is around of 1.55%. Seven analysts have made estimates for Walgreens Boots Alliance's earnings, with estimates ranging from $28.01 billion to $30.66 billion. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 9.3% in the 1st quarter. Welch & Forbes LLC now owns 96,882 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $8,046,000 after buying an additional 4,453 shares in the last quarter. During the past six months, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Marshall Wace North America purchased a fresh position in stocks of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the 1st period worth at about $1,744,000. The institutional investor owned 15,482 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 57 shares during the period. BidaskClub boosted Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" recommendation to a "hold" recommendation in a analysis report on Wed, Aug 30th. Company insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,728 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 213 shares during the period.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company.

Yesterday Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) traded -0.10% lower at $76.34. If the published price targets set by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for WBA is $100. The correct version of this article can be viewed at Credit Suisse maintained the shares of WBA in report on Monday, July 18 with "Outperform" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 24 by Loop Capital Markets.

WBA is now undervalued by -12.35% relative to the average 1-year price target of $93.05 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. After the latest check-in, company stock is -1.06% off of the 50 day high and 6.62% away from the 50 day low price.

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Waking on tracing line of previous stocks, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) also deem for profitability analysis, in recent session share price swings at $80.72 with change of 1.29%. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total transaction of $218,305.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. As the profitability measures are important to company managers and owners alike. Intl Fcstone Inc. acquired a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the second quarter worth approximately $1,156,000. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.1% in the 1st quarter.

The average 1-year price target for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $82.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $82.15. The company has a market capitalization of $87.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.55 and a beta of 1.26.

Wall Street await Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) to release earnings on October, 19.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $1.22 in August 2017 quarter and $1.28 in November 2017 quarter, representing 14.02% and 16.36% growth, respectively. Shares are now down -1.59% over the past year, underperforming the broad market by -112.5% and underperformed a peer group of similar companies by -56%.

Net profit margin of the company is seen at 3.70%. The average 1-year price target for (INFN) reveals an average price target of $11.28 per share. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now has an average analyst recommendation of 2.00 according to analysts. This repurchase authorization allows the pharmacy operator to buy up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the second quarter worth approximately $159,000. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 39.68%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

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