Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

The Walgreens logo is seen outside the store in Times Square in New York   Thomson Reuters

Shares of KO have uptrended 1.27% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -6.59% in that time.

Walgreens posted net income of $821 million in the three months ended November 30, compared to $1.05 billion reported in the same period a year prior.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 17.1% during the first quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter previous year. Finally, Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the third quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,306 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. The stock of Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:ITEK) earned "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 3. INVESCO LTD. owned 0.99% of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Chardan Capital Markets. The number of shares now owned by investors are 994.72 mln.

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In other news, Director John Anthony Lederer purchased 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The quarterly performance for the stock is -1.67%, while the half-yearly performance is -3.98%. Following the acquisition, the chief operating officer now owns 1,690,336 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $136,798,892.48. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The stock price of MXIM is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.71% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 2.94%. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total transaction of $184,324.32. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 14.80% of the company's stock.

As for guidance, Walgreens Boots Alliance did increase the low end of its fiscal full-year earnings per share outlook by $0.05 to $5.45 to $5.70. The NASDAQ-listed company saw a recent bid of $71.60 on volume of 12.43 million shares. The broad Home Improvement Stores industry has an average P/S ratio of 93.83, which is significantly better than the sector's 2889.23. Don't forget to ensure the company can pay its debts by looking at the current ration, which now is 1.1, and the quick ration, which now sits at 0.6.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -6.22. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.28, ahead of the FactSet consensus of $1.26.

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Revenues rose 7.9% from a year ago to $30.74 billion, also topping analysts' view for $30.39 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.07 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.54 EPS for the current year.

Needle moving action has been spotted in Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) as shares are moving today on volatility 0.64% or 0.48 from the open. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a twelve month low of $63.82 and a twelve month high of $88.00. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 44.20%.

Several equities analysts recently commented on WBA shares. Vetr upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. A 11 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of KO or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $86.05.

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It dropped, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Wells Fargo.

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