In the last trading session, 11.51 million Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0.71. With the company’s per share price at $22.19 changed hands at -$0.23 or -1.03% during last session, the market valuation stood at $19.21B. WBA’s last price was a discount, traded about -90.58% off its 52-week high of $42.29. The share price had its 52-week low at $21.39, which suggests the last value was 3.61% up since then. When we look at Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 18.27 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 11.43 million.
Analysts gave the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) stock a consensus recommendation rating of a Hold, calculated at a mean rating of 3.00. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 1 out of 16 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 1 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 12 recommended WBA as a Hold, 1 felt it is a Buy and 1 rated the stock as Underweight. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.69.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) trade information
Instantly WBA was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 3.55%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The drop to weekly highs of 22.64 on Monday, 09/18/23 subtracted -1.03% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -40.60%, with the 5-day performance at 3.55% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) is -18.30% down. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 42.91 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 5.51 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $31.25, meaning bulls need an upside of 28.99% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, WBA’s forecast low is $26.00 with $41.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -84.77% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -17.17% for it to hit the projected low.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. share is performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -32.57% over the past 6 months, a -20.63% in annual growth rate that is considerably higher than the industry average of -25.70%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will fall -13.80%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit -19.80% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 4.30% up from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 12 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $34.74 billion. 7 analysts are of the opinion that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Nov 2023 will be $35.34 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $32.45 billion. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 7.10%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 5.80%. The 2023 estimates are for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. earnings to increase by 117.60%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at -2.15% per year.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report in October. The 8.65% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 1.92. It is important to note, however, that the 8.65% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 17.19% of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. shares while 61.09% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 73.78%. There are 61.09% institutions holding the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. stock share, with Vanguard Group Inc the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 8.77% of the shares, roughly 75.71 million WBA shares worth $2.16 billion.
Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.76% or 66.95 million shares worth $1.91 billion as of Jun 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 22.89 million shares estimated at $652.01 million under it, the former controlled 2.65% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 1.98% of the shares, roughly 17.05 million shares worth around $485.76 million.