Fir Tree adds Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) to its portfolio

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) : Fir Tree added new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 1,432,511 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $119,356,817 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 15, 2016 with the SEC.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approximately 4.32% of Fir Tree’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Usca Ria reduced its stake in WBA by selling 4,677 shares or 15.67% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 25,172 shares of WBA which is valued at $2,097,331. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.34% of Usca Ria’s portfolio.Argent Trust Co reduced its stake in WBA by selling 465 shares or 1.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 33,504 shares of WBA which is valued at $2,791,553. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.85% of Argent Trust Co’s portfolio.Penserra Capital Management boosted its stake in WBA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 39 additional shares and now holds a total of 117 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $9,700.Boston Partners boosted its stake in WBA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,104,790 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,158,410 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $254,346,757. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.35% of Boston Partners’s portfolio.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc opened for trading at $81.04 and hit $81.71 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $81.54, with a gain of 1.03% or 0.83 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 32,96,108 shares. Company has a market cap of $88,252 M.

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. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Aug 30, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 94 from a previous price target of $93 .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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