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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA

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 88015.6. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA performance year to date is -4.13%. Today Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA has gained 0.21%, with a current price of 80.52.

Ownership of the company is 12.92% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 61.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 49.20%. Return of assets are at 4.70%, with return on investment at 8.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.43. While Total debt/equity is 0.44. With a profit margin of 2.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 25.80%, and operating margin of 4.90%. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA has seen a EPS growth of 100.00%. A performance for the year of -5.26%. The 52-week high is -14.35%, and the 52-week low is 14.18%. The average volume for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., WBA is 2782900.

With a target price of 91.93, 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 27.75 and a forward P/E of 16.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.15. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.75 and 2.82 respectively. For P/cash, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a value of 26.74, while it is 22.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 80.52, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.86%. We see a return on equity of 10.40%.

Looking more long-term Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.91%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.98% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 100.00% for this year and for the last five years a 13.60% growth has been seen.

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