Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [NASDAQ: WBA] loss -0.68% or -0.32 points to close at $46.83 with a heavy trading volume of 3979031 shares. The company report on August 2, 2021 that Huggies® And Walgreens® Rally Support For Families Struggling With Diaper Need.
Huggies will donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network for every pack of Huggies diapers purchased at Walgreens in store or at Walgreens.com as part of its HelpingHugs™ campaign.
For the fifth consecutive year, Huggies® and Walgreens are coming together in an effort to inspire local communities to help ensure families in need have access to clean diapers. One in three American families experience diaper need1, which is the lack of enough supply of diapers to help keep a baby or toddler’s skin clean, dry and healthy. Diaper need is a public health issue that can result from poverty, unexpected life hardships, natural disasters, and so much more.
It opened the trading session at $47.423, the shares rose to $47.77 and dropped to $46.78, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for WBA points out that the company has recorded -4.10% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -40.38% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 5.75M shares, WBA reached to a volume of 3979031 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WBA shares is $55.65 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WBA stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on March 25, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 11, 2021, representing the official price target for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $55, while Guggenheim analysts kept a Buy rating on WBA stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is set at 0.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for WBA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.56. Price to Free Cash Flow for WBA in the course of the last twelve months was 12.30 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.
Trading performance analysis for WBA stock
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.89. With this latest performance, WBA shares dropped by -3.86% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.10% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.03% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WBA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.93, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.09, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.56 for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 50.53, while it was recorded at 46.99 for the last single week of trading, and 47.77 for the last 200 days.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WBA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. go to 5.14%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [WBA]
There are presently around $22,904 million, or 58.30% of WBA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WBA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 58,320,795, which is approximately 0.449% of the company’s market cap and around 17.25% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 56,869,775 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.66 billion in WBA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.1 billion in WBA stock with ownership of nearly -4.222% of the company’s market capitalization.
628 institutional holders increased their position in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. [NASDAQ:WBA] by around 44,735,625 shares. Additionally, 554 investors decreased positions by around 37,538,991 shares, while 187 investors held positions by with 406,818,711 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 489,093,327 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WBA stock had 171 new institutional investments in for a total of 14,064,504 shares, while 78 institutional investors sold positions of 2,671,404 shares during the same period.