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Going Through the Chart for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

11 October 2017

(NASDAQ:WBA) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. CT now owns 2,278,874 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $178,459,000 after purchasing an additional 210,325 shares during the period. Shares recently touched 70.87 on a recent bid, moving -2.33 in the most recent session. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 15,826 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $1,239,000 after purchasing an additional 1,728 shares during the period. Their activity in WBA in recent trading has also spurred interest in the stock. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The Business's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. The stock decreased 1.44% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $69.85. MCF Advisors LLC increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 68.2% in the first quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 3,811 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $317,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. RES has risen 7.52% in the 1-month period. As of quarter end Marshwinds Advisory Co had disposed of 490 shares trimming its stake by 9.7%.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. The value of the investment in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. decreased from $646,000 to $582,000 decreasing 9.9% quarter to quarter.

On August 25, 2017 Loop Capital released its first research report on the stock giving it an initial rating of "Buy". Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, September 7th. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.00, which implies that analysts are generally neutral in their outlook for WBA over the next year. The consensus analyst target price is $93. Sell-side firms now have a consensus recommendation of 2.40 on the shares. That transaction by Vanguard took place on June 30, 2017, the same day Susquehanna International Group, Llp purchased an additional 2770 shares in WBA to bring its total stake to 2770. Insider data is useful because it can reveal what a company's executives and largest shareholders feel about a stock.

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WARNING: "Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC Reduces Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". (WBA) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average slumped at -10.46% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average declined -12.71% along with -14.81% below distance from two hundred simple moving averages. The firm has a market capitalization of $75.84 billion, a PE ratio of 17.90 and a beta of 1.25. This buyback authorization permits the pharmacy operator to repurchase up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. This is an increase from Walgreens Boots Alliance's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.26%. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by UBS.

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03/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is a holding company.

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