Walgreens Boots Alliance Sees Unusually High Options Volume (WBA)

According to the analysts, Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is expected to announce $1.3/share EPS for the current quarter.

CSX Corporation (CSX) reported that it will release 2nd-quarter financial and operating results on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after the market close. Finally, Linscomb & Williams Inc. raised its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. They expect $0.36 earnings per share, down 23.40% or $0.11 from last year's $0.47 per share. The company's revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter past year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 5.77% since June 23, 2016 and is uptrending. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1, current ratio was 1.6, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.59 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.63. The firm had revenue of $29.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $30.17 billion.

The present return on equity (ROE) stands at 14.10%, while the debt to equity is at 0.63. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.31 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on WBA shares.

Among 24 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $92.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Guggenheim restated a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ WBA) traded down 0.04% during trading on Friday, hitting $76.34. A stock ATR is the difference between the high and low price on any given day. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 2.41% and positively from its 50 days moving average 5.69%. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA)'s total outstanding shares is $1.08 Billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. It is meant to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent trading period. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date was set for Tuesday the 16th of May 2017. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 38.36%.

WARNING: "Tyers Asset Management LLC Has $1.16 Million Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". Another trade for 4,900 shares valued at $352,140 was sold by DILLON JOHN T. $544,747 worth of Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) was sold by Dissinger Ronald L. Shares for $4.97M were sold by JENNESS JAMES M on Monday, May 8. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 21,887 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock. Its up 7.31% from 10.04 million shares previously. The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 2.21% and experienced of 2.56% change in the last month. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 4.8% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.2% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $1,163,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. now has a P/E ratio of 19.41 and market cap is 81.60B. The Firm is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. Walgreens Boots Alliance operates through three divisions, including Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

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