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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 07/01/1985. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is in the Drug Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., is 4857.38, and so far today it has a volume of 3589200. Performance year to date since the 07/01/1985 is -2.80%.

To help you determine whether Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.72 and forward P/E is 16.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.01. P/S ratio is 0.75 and the P/B ratio is 2.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 26.54 and 22.49 respectively.

At the current price Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is trading at, 82.01 (0.26% today), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.07, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.13% after growing 100.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -15.30%, and 2.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1065.12, and the number of shares float is 935.58. The senior management bring insider ownership to 12.92%, and institutional ownership is at 61.60%. The float short is 1.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.99. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, 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 0.42 and total debt/equity is 0.63. In terms of margins, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a gross margin of 25.90%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -14.22%, with 15.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.78%.

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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