Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Position Raised by QS Investors LLC

Higher relative volume you will have more liquidity in the stock which will tighten spreads and allow you to trade with more size without a ton of slippage. Over the course of a year, the highest point for this stock was at $120.89 while the lowest price during that same timeframe was $102.55. WBA comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.62 that's below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (6.32) and its peers (3.19). The stock has a market capitalization of $72,058.28, a P/E ratio of 14.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.21.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 5th. (NASDAQ:WBA) to report $1.26 EPS on January, 4.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 14.55 % from last quarter's $1.1 EPS. The firm had revenue of $29.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.17 billion. The figure allows investors to understand how effectively Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.is able to convert its money into net income. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. Narrowing our focus to the previous 1 month, the shares have been up by 2.67%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is now 42.33%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, October 25th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. A lower number would indicate that the company has been undervalued, where its stock is relatively low-priced in connection to its free cash flow.

In other news, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd.

The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 2,736 shares on a day where the closing price was 67.37.

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Walthausen & Company increased Ciner Resources Limited Partne stake by 53,090 shares to 403,860 valued at $11.07 million in 2017Q2. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,350,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

According to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 60.98%. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 501,400 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $39,265,000 after acquiring an additional 496,000 shares during the period. HealthCor Management L.P. bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the 2nd quarter valued at about $33,231,000. Modera Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Sowell Financial Services LLC now owns 2,703 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $218,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 7.9% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 461,581 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $36,147,000 after acquiring an additional 22,173 shares during the period. The stock returned 8.54% last month which was maintained at -13.10% this year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on WBA. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $94.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. The other 15 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. (NASDAQ:WBA) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird.

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