Nikulski Financial Inc. Purchases Shares of 3,344 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)

Nikulski Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 3,344 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock, valued at approximately $267,000.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of WBA. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 100.9% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 349,451 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock valued at $20,970,000 after buying an additional 175,551 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 7.7% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 2,303,917 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock valued at $138,270,000 after buying an additional 165,048 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP lifted its holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance by 109.1% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 657,649 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock valued at $39,469,000 after buying an additional 343,062 shares during the period. Schaller Investment Group Inc. bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the second quarter valued at $9,152,000. Finally, We Are One Seven LLC bought a new stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the third quarter valued at $1,295,000. Institutional investors own 64.57% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:WBA opened at $79.97 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The stock has a market cap of $75.27 billion, a PE ratio of 13.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.74. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a one year low of $59.07 and a one year high of $80.68.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 11th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $33.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.64 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 21.75%. On average, equities analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 6.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s payout ratio is presently 29.24%.

Several research firms have weighed in on WBA. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 12th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $69.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $64.00 to $69.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.22.

In other news, EVP Kathleen Wilson-Thompson sold 52,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.77, for a total transaction of $4,096,040.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 81,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,386,356.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Kimberly R. Scardino sold 11,970 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.79, for a total transaction of $955,086.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 66,706 shares of company stock valued at $5,268,584. 14.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise, including non-prescription drugs, beauty products, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics.

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