Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. buys $440,935,189 stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) : Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. scooped up 891,456 additional shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 5,292,069 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $440,935,189.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approximately 4.23% of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Credit Suisse Ag reduced its stake in WBA by selling 7,342 shares or 0.33% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,218,859 shares of WBA which is valued at $184,875,332. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.23% of Credit Suisse Ag’s portfolio.Coldstream Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in WBA by selling 2,813 shares or 11.16% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 22,400 shares of WBA which is valued at $1,857,184. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.31% of Coldstream Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Simmons Bank reduced its stake in WBA by selling 360 shares or 5.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,568 shares of WBA which is valued at $522,813. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.06% of Simmons Bank’s portfolio.American Century Companies Inc reduced its stake in WBA by selling 691,347 shares or 78.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 185,963 shares of WBA which is valued at $14,865,882. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.02% of American Century Companies Inc’s portfolio.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc closed down -0.36 points or -0.44% at $82.38 with 18,83,860 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $83, the shares hit an intraday low of $82.27 and an intraday high of $83.07 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Jul 6, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.14. The company had revenue of $29498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $29719.29 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 7, 2016 to “Mkt Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 85 from a previous price target of $90 .Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc was Resumed by BofA/Merrill to “Buy” on Jun 7, 2016.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. The Company is a global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA which consists of the Walgreens business including the operation of retail drugstores and convenient care clinics in addition to providing specialty pharmacy services; Retail Pharmacy International which consists of the Alliance Boots pharmacy-led health and beauty stores optical practices and related contract manufacturing operations and Pharmaceutical Wholesale which consists of the Alliance Boots pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution businesses. Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens Duane Reade Boots and Alliance Healthcare as well as global health and beauty product brands including No7 Botanics and Soap & Glory. Walgreens Boots Alliance through its subsidiary Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd offers the Liz Earle skincare brand.

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