Today's Hot Stock Under Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)

If the published price targets set by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for WBA is $100.

(NASDAQ:WBA) now has a beta of 1.24 making it more volatile than the market overall which by definition has a beta of 1. Whereas, in last 21 trading days (one month) was surged -12.93% and plunged in last 63 trading days (quarter) of -8.31%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.33 for the May 2017 versus $1.18 in the same quarter previous year, representing 13% growth.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

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09/20/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 7.9% in the second quarter. Nwam LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 53,692 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $4,459,000 after acquiring an additional 15,886 shares during the last quarter. Boosts Holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.31, and it's gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. Finally, Sound Shore Management Inc.

WARNING: "Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC Reduces Position in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc". Sound Shore Management Inc. The institutional investor owned 117,844 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 6,085 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.16% of the company's stock. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WBA. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -94.03. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $10.57. Needham & Company LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $94.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Sunday, September 10th. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a report on Thursday, September 7th. (NASDAQ:WBA) is at an oversold level with an RSI (14) at 17.44. (NASDAQ:WBA) has a beta of 1.24, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 13.60% shares.

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Traders are a little more bearish on Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. of late if you evaluate the rise in short interest.

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) have caught the attention of investors. Share performance for the month is now at -12.93%. However, if the RES shares go below $22.22 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. The company saw 1.62 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. This repurchase authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to purchase up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th were paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 16th.

03/27/2017 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird.

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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