Walgreens Boots Alliance's (NASDAQ:WBA) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group

Scout Investments Inc. purchased a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 9,154,328 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $760,267,000 after buying an additional 1,917,082 shares during the last quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

With these kinds of figures it is worthy to note that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Hudock Capital Group LLC raised its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 32,846,862 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $2,727,932,000 after buying an additional 1,824,300 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 1.8% in the first quarter. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $1.18 earnings per share. Howe & Rusling Inc. boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 209.2% in the first quarter.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)'s stock on Wednesday traded at beginning with a price of $44.59 and when day-trade ended the stock finally edged up 0.41% to reach at $44.51. Finally, Webster Bank N.A. boosted its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 18.4% in the first quarter.

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01/31/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. (WBA) opened at 78.91 on Friday. Stock dripped -7.60% over the trailing 6 months. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average -27.58% and negatively from its 50 days moving average -22.50%. The company's market cap is $83.94 Billion, and the average volume is 4.88 Million.

During the latest trading session The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) stock went gone down with a prior 52-week high of $92.00.During the session shares traded on below-average volume. The pharmacy operator reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.03. The Higher end of the revenue forecast is $30.66 Billion, while the Lower end of the forecast is $29.02 Billion.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) now has a trailing P/E of 19.58 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 14.04. WBA generated revenue of $0 in the same quarter, one year ago. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.18 earnings per share. After a recent check, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA)'s 14-day RSI is presently at 39.30.

(WBA) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, an increase of 6.7 percent. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. RB Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance during the fourth quarter worth about $261,000. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for WBA producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 1.05% and for the month booked as 2.02%.

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Several research firms recently issued reports on WBA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th. Barclays PLC set a $79.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, April 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $90.69. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

The company's share price is down -13.52% from previous highs of around $88 per share on February 21, 2017.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Company Profile Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company.

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06/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The Company's products are marketed under a number of brands, which include No7, the Botanics range, Almus (generic medicines), Boots Pharmaceuticals and Soap & Glory (bathing and beauty brand).

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