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Stocks to Keep Your Eyes on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)

The market experts are predicting a 41.1% rally, based on the high target price ($100) for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. That's a potential 30.39 gain from where (NASDAQ:WBA) has been trading recently.

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is -14.37%. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $9,228,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s institutional ownership is 62.1%, while its institutional transactions stand at 0.06%. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,151 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,528,058.29. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,728 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 213 shares in the last quarter. Ken Murphy, an officer at (WBA), sold 102172 shares at a price of 83.23 to bring his total ownership in the stock to 653 shares.

08/23/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. Sound Shore Management Inc. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.00. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.16% of the company's stock. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. Loop Capital started coverage on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, August 24th. They now have a Dollars 94 price target on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $10.57. The Beta factor for the stock is listed at 2.77.

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 16.36% per annum. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & worldwide trademark and copyright laws.

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.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) have caught the attention of investors. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.93817, the 24 month is 0.90389, and the 36 month is 1.23119. (NASDAQ:WBA) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. For this WBA's 20 days and 50 days MA (moving average) comparison clear the blur picture. The firm has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 5.90%. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.26%. Finally, Credit Agricole S A grew its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 28.7% in the 1st quarter. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 16th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 40.30%.

WARNING: "Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC Reduces Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.



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