Taking on analysts’ expectations and winning: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)

With 28.63 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 14.31 million shares. The 52-week range on WBA shows that it touched its highest point at $36.58 and its lowest point at $19.50 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $24.07. With its current market cap of 16.15 billion, WBA has annualized dividend of $1.69 while the current yield stands at 9.03%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.76.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of WBA was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -9.26%, but this was down by -12.89% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -28.30% while six-month performance fell -15.83%. The stock lost -45.94% in the past year, while it has lost -28.30% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for WBA yields -7.00 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.29. For the next quarter, that number is 0.76. This implies an EPS growth rate of -18.50% for this year and 1.33% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 863.67 million WBA shares are outstanding with a float of 711.62 million shares on hand for trading. On Mar 15, 2024, short shares totaled 31.16 million, which was 3.61% higher than short shares on Feb 15, 2024. In addition to BA as the firm’s Boeing Company (The), WBA serves as its Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 62.12% of WBA’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for WBA since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.

Dividends & Yield:

In terms of dividends, WBA has a current ratio of $1.00, which is $1.00 over the trailing 12-months, while a dividend of $– is likely to be paid on average over the next five years. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and WBA currently yields $9.03. In the past year, WBA’s dividend yield has been $9.03, but when looking at the stock over the past five years, its yield has been $4.40. Accordingly, WBA has a current buyback yield of $0.43. This was $0.43 for the TTM, and it was $0.83 for the past five years.