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Morning Trending Tickers: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (WBA)

Friday February 24th 2017: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Drug Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA  has a market cap of 83.48 B. Since its IPO date on the 07/01/1985, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA performance year to date is -4.65%. Today Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA has gained 1.15%, with a current price of 78.91.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 62.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 37.30%. Return of assets are at 5.90%, with return on investment at 10.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.47. While Total debt/equity is 0.63. With a profit margin of 3.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 24.60%, and operating margin of 4.80%. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA has seen a EPS growth of -4.50%. A performance for the year of -5.81%. The 52-week high is -10.33%, and the 52-week low is 4.96%. The average volume for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is 7932458.

With a target price of 92.15, can Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a P/E of 19.91 and a forward P/E of 14.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.82. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.72 and 2.78 respectively. For P/cash, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a value of 6.81, while it is 16.88 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 78.91, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.03%. We see a return on equity of 14.40%.

Looking more long-term Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.96%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.50% for this year and for the last five years a 5.40% growth has been seen.

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