Intraday Services Mover: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Posted December 23, 2018

The firm owned 11,256 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 64,898 shares during the quarter.

Walgreens shares were down 3.5 percent to $70.73 at 11:29 NY. The volume amounted to 12537704 shares which compares with the average volume of 6.57M shares. In percentage terms, the aggregate Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 65.1%. The stock has shown a ninety days performance of 6.49% and a six months performance stand at 16.82%. The Company has a profit margin of 3.8% and an operating of 4.7%.

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Shares of Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. fell 5 per cent, or $3.68, to close Thursday at $69.61, as broader indexes slumped.

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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.

The company made a return on asset (ROA) of 7.30% and return on equity (ROE) of 18.80% in past twelve months period.

Walgreens sales for the last quarter rose 9.9% to $33.8 billion, analysts had expected the chain to report $33.78 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, November 12th were given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.33%. Finally, New Potomac Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter.

The shares of this company, which operates in the services sector, reached a trading volume of about 11,013,397 throughout the day, which was clearly higher than the average daily volume for these shares. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

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The stock's 9-day MACD is -3.44 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades during a regular trading session. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Friday, December 14 by Goldman Sachs. This stock was downgraded to a rating of Sell in the eyes of Goldman, whereas its previous rating was Neutral in the eyes of Goldman, as reported on Friday, December 14th, 2018. (NASDAQ:WBA) rating on Monday, October 8. Market capitalization is equal to the share price multiplied by the number of shares outstanding.

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We also note that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. It operates through three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.The P/E ratio is 14.95. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics.

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