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Comparable Company Analysis: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS)

Comparable Company Analysis: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS)

Current price level places the company's stock about -11.28% from the 52-week high and 46.99% away from the 52-week low.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as -67% to the downside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 18.36%.

Currently, 0.20% of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. According to the most recent data, Fitbit, Inc. has a 52-week high of $8.40 and a 52-week low of $4.90. A 15 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of WBA or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

In order to forecast where a stock's price is likely to move, analysts typically look toward technical indicators - which use formulas applied to pricing data collected over a certain period of time.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 42.33%.

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Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of WBA. If the published price targets set by Fitbit, Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for FIT is $10. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $72. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. might touch $100 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $84.96 and $72 respectively. Robert W. Baird initiated Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell).

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The average 1-year price target for (VIPS) reveals an average price target of $10.64 per share.

In related news, Director John Anthony Lederer bought 20,000 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th.

At the same time, the volatility-measuring Average True Range (ATR) for this stock is 0.4521, suggesting Less Volatility. Currently, the stock has a 1 month average volume of 7160271. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Following the transaction, the director now owns 16,415 shares in the company, valued at $1,105,878.55. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.37, for a total value of $184,324.32. The institutional investor owned 389,989 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 17,004 shares during the period. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 139.5% in the second quarter. The original version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/12/11/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-shares-sold-by-nationwide-fund-advisors.html. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 5.9% during the 1st quarter. That's a potential 18.74 increase relative to where Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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