Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) : West Coast Financial scooped up 364 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 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 86,854 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $6,913,578.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approximately 2.41% of West Coast Financial’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mitsubishi Ufj Kokusai Asset Management Ltd. boosted its stake in WBA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10,002 additional shares and now holds a total of 136,544 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc which is valued at $10,868,902. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.27% of Mitsubishi Ufj Kokusai Asset Management Ltd.’s portfolio.Cambridge Advisors reduced its stake in WBA by selling 527 shares or 1.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 47,425 shares of WBA which is valued at $3,791,155. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 1.68% of Cambridge Advisors’s portfolio.Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd reduced its stake in WBA by selling 37,400 shares or 11.98% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 274,800 shares of WBA which is valued at $21,967,512. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.86% of Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd’s portfolio.Kwmg reduced its stake in WBA by selling 137 shares or 4.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,078 shares of WBA which is valued at $250,395. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Kwmg’s portfolio.Central Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in WBA by selling 2,647 shares or 9.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 25,782 shares of WBA which is valued at $2,108,194. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc makes up approx 0.59% of Central Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc opened for trading at $80.42 and hit $80.8 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $80.63, with a gain of 0.12% or 0.1 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 38,65,534 shares. Company has a market cap of $87,267 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. 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.