Walgreens Shares Slide on $1 Billion Cost-Savings Program
22 December, 2018, 03:46
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In order to better position itself for the future, Walgreens introduced a three-year plan to reduce costs by more than $1 billion. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.9% in the 3rd quarter.
On Thursday, the company reported a almost 10% increase in sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which ended on November 30, as well as a 45.7% jump in earnings per share.
In period of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 12,265 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $828,000 after purchasing an additional 2,671 shares during the period. In the recent week Walgreens Boots Alliance stockpricevolatility was noted 3.00% while for the last month volatility was seen at 2.60%. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC now owns 2,063 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $150,000 after acquiring an additional 1,898 shares during the last quarter. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.48, for a total value of $217,457.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Kathleen Wilson-Thompson sold 52,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 31st. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock decreased 5.02% or $3.68 during the last trading session, reaching $69.61.
Partnering with Walgreens may allow Verily to skirt poor consumer trust as a barrier to success.Only 7% of consumers ranked Google as the tech company they trust most with their health data, according to Business Insider Intelligence's 2018 IGNITION Survey. Тherefore 15% are bullish. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 21.5% during the 3rd quarter. The stock had earned Hold rating from Pivotal Research Group when it published its report on October 15th, 2018. At the moment, this stock's 52-week high is $86.31 and its 52-week low is $59.07. 4 brokerage firms of the remaining 66.67% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $80 target. As of now, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.55, 14.86 and 2.75 respectively. The stock had a trading volume of 238,385 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,059,053. WBA's profit would be $1.35 billion giving it 12.17 P/E if the $1.43 EPS is correct. The marketprice signifies the current price at which as asset or a service of the company is bought or sold. The lowest earnings per share prediction was -$0.13 per share, with the highest forecast pointing toward -$0.13 per share. 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. Large-cap companies usually have a market capitalization of $10 billion and up. In looking the SMA 200, we see that the stock has seen an -0.26%.The Company's net profit margin for the 12-months at 3.8%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 6.53 EPS for the current year. The company projected to achieve EPS growth of 30.20% for this year and estimated to attain at 8.22% for next year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 12th. Investors of record on Monday, November 12th were given a $0.44 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 8th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 29.24%.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.The firm is valued at $65.67 billion.
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