Founders Capital Management LLC Boosts Stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

20 Juin, 2017, 16:48 | Author: Marc Bacque

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. (NASDAQ:WBA) by 42.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC now owns 10,641 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $884,000 after buying an additional 705 shares during the period.

Dividends Walgreens Boots Alliance pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute increased its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,001 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $484,000 after buying an additional 1,577 shares in the last quarter. Scharf Investments LLC boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 54.7% in the fourth quarter. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Viking Global Investors LP increased its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 562.8% in the fourth quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 122,952 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $9,912,000 after buying an additional 23,960 shares during the last quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.4% in the third quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 3,811 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $317,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. MD raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 35.1% in the third quarter.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". (NASDAQ:WBA) opened at 78.44 on Monday. The fund owned 519,202 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 363 shares during the period. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a one year low of $76.26 and a one year high of $89.69. The firm's 50 day moving average is $83.02 and its 200 day moving average is $83.80. Walgreens Boots Alliance also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.32% of the company's stock. This is an increase of approximately 280% compared to the average daily volume of 151 put options. This recommendation lands on a scale between 1 and 5. The pharmacy operator reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.36.

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The target price for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. The firm had revenue of $29.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.17 billion. During the same period past year, the firm posted $1.31 EPS. The business's quarterly revenue was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will post $4.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 16th. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.36%.

Currently, the market capitalization of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. "(WBA)" was originally published by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily. The correct version of this story can be viewed at

WBA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $96.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research note on Monday, March 27th. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to "Buy" on Monday, October 17. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock.

Rite Aid Corporation has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.89, for a total transaction of $234,995.04. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,879,874.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 13.50% of the company's stock.


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