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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 85191.19. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is 78.52 (with a change from open of 0.87%), this in conjunction with a target price of 92.64. Volume today has so far reached 1286497, with an average volume of about 4189.58. The GAP for this stock, is -0.59%.

The P/E ratio is 26.98, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.53. The current EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., is 2.9, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 100.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.78%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.85% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.98%. Quarter over quarter is -14.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 13.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 12.92% and institutional ownership is 61.40%. Shares outstanding is 1088.01, while shares float is at a value of 937.82. Float short for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is 1.08% and the short ratio is 2.41.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.44. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 25.80% and their operating margin is 4.90%. The profit margin is 2.70%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.70%, and on investment, 8.00%. Return on equity is 10.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.08. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.74 and Price/cash is 25.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 21.93.

The simple moving averages are -3.30% and -2.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.48% and the 52 week low is 11.35%.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.92%, with a current price of 78.52. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 49.20%. This is in an industry, Drug Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Drug Stores industry means that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.74%, with performance for the month coming to -4.80%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.12%, and for the half year the performance is -6.34%. Volatility for this week is 1.52% and for the month this is 1.55%.

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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