Stocks: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Stocks: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) opened at 81.05 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $87.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.22 and a beta of 1.19. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has a 52-week low of $71.50 and a 52-week high of $87.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $80.51 and a 200-day moving average of $80.87.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.08. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.56% and a return on equity of 16.33%. The firm earned $28.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.88 EPS. The company’s revenue was up .4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will post $5.01 earnings per share for the current year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be given a $0.375 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s payout ratio is presently 39.27%.

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