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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has a market cap of $67.58 Billion

How A Walgreens-AmerisourceBergen Combo Stacks Up Against CVS-Aetna Walgreens in discussion with AmerisourceBergen over acquisition pact
Orlando Vargas | 15 February, 2018, 16:48

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Currently, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Trend Direction of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. In January this year, Walgreens has stated a decline in its retail same-store revenues for the sixth straight quarter and a dip in its gross income from the US business. The true range indicator is the greatest of the following: current high less the current low, the absolute value of the current high less the previous close and the absolute value of the current low less the previous close. IHT Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 46.3% during the 2nd quarter.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock.

AmerisourceBergen shares were up 8.7 percent in midday trading, while Walgreens shares were little changed. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

"This purported deal wouldn't be shocking. but we're now struggling to see the strategic allure of the combination for Walgreens", Baird analyst Eric Coldwell said.

Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners, told CNBC that several of the actions taken by Pessina throughout his career have worked out well. (NASDAQ:WBA) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts.

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Analysts are scratching their heads over the benefits to be gained from Walgreens Boots Alliance buying a major drug distributor. BidaskClub cut shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Walgreens Boots Alliance presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $85.05. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $85.53. This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for WBA stocks. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 12-month low of $63.82 and a 12-month high of $88.00.

In the liquidity ratio analysis; current ratio was 1.9 while Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $67,850.00, a P/E ratio of 18.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.18.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 4th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.01.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $32.18 Billion for the current quarter.

The shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. have decreased by more than -5.96% this year alone. Amerisource. Amerisource had a market cap of approximately $19.6 billion, which Walgreens owns about $5.1 billion. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to buy up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Soon after the takeover rumor surfaced on Feb 12, shares of AmerisourceBergen gained 15.7% in after-hours trading and subsequently, closed with a 0.3% rise. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and global copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this story can be accessed at https://registrarjournal.com/2018/02/13/glenview-trust-co-trims-holdings-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html.

Analysts said any deal would not be a surprise, but it might cost Walgreens opportunities down the line as the company tries to keep pace with rival CVS Health.

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