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Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%

The indicator showed that 14-Day RSI of the WBA was now settled 22.20. Finally, New Potomac Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. Finally, E&G Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 32.6% in the 2nd quarter. Asset Dedication LLC lifted its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter.

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. After having $1.48 EPS previously, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.'s analysts see -3.38 % EPS growth. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,313 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 2,057 shares during the last quarter.

Boots saw a fall in first quarter sales across its global division, dropping 5.9 per cent compared to the same period previous year to $2.9bn (£2.3m). The fund owned 839,615 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 433,122 shares during the period. Its Average True Range (ATR) shows a figure of 2.39. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,207 shares in the company, valued at approximately $652,292.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Traders to this company got a return of 7.30% on the assets it owns in past 1 Year. Capital International Investors now owns 11,545,175 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $841,643,000 after purchasing an additional 2,266,950 shares during the period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The last few days have been rough for GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), as its price has decreased by -0.74% during the week. Company insiders own 15.73% of the company's stock.

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NASDAQ:WBA traded down $2.19 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $73.29. Zacks Investment Research raised Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $92.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, November 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Friday, September 21st. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $79.11. (NASDAQ:WBA) earned "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 52-week low of $59.07 and a 52-week high of $86.31. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. WBA traded 11063939 shares versus to an average volume of 6569.3K shares. If reported the P/E will be 12.17 with $1.35 billion profit. P/E ratio of the company is 14.11. It further adds high and low ranges like from 80 to 20 and from 90 to 10.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 20th. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, the firm's revenue was down by -3.38%.

Market Capitalization/Outstanding Shares/Intraday Volume: The company's Market capitalization is $68.83B with the total Outstanding Shares of 988.79M. Walgreens Boots Alliance's revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th were given a $0.44 dividend. Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio is 29.24%. The relative strength index of the stock stands 22.2. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://pressoracle.com/news/2018/12/21/bronfman-e-l-rothschild-l-p-raises-position-in-walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba.html.

Divisional optimization has already started, the company said, and includes cost reduction activities in the pharmaceutical wholesale division and in the company's retail businesses in Chile and Mexico. 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.