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Is Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.(NASDAQ: WBA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is in the Drug Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., is 4887.32, and so far today it has a volume of 9330000. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 0.81%.

To help you determine whether Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.18 and forward P/E is 16.91. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.26. P/S ratio is 0.78 and the P/B ratio is 2.96. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 27.62 and 23.4 respectively.

At the current price Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is trading at, 84.67 (2.16% today), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 49.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.07% after growing 100.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -14.20%, and 2.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1073.37, and the number of shares float is 937.65. The senior management bring insider ownership to 12.92%, and institutional ownership is at 61.40%. The float short is 1.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.29. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.70%, and also a return on investment of 8.00%.

The ability for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.43 and total debt/equity is 0.44. In terms of margins, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a gross margin of 25.80%, with its operating margin at 4.90%, and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a profit margin of 2.70%.

The 52 week high is -9.94%, with 20.07% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.12% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.27%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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