Walgreens partners with Verily to cut healthcare costs

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Active moving action has been spotted in Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Wednesday as stock is moving on change of -2.90% from the open. As per Monday, July 9, the company rating was reinitiated by Citigroup.

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In total 13 analysts cover Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA). Barclays lifted their price objective on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $77.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Friday, October 12th. In terms of the 50-day high, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 52-week low of $59.07 and a 52-week high of $86.31. If we take a lifelong conclusion, shares have been trading at a interval of -0.26% from the 200-day moving average.

The company also said Thursday that it started a cost-management program that aims to achieve at least $1 billion in annual cost savings in a few years. These 52-week values data help to compare its recent price with high or low prices inside a one-year framework. It has a 12.8 P/E ratio.

"We are pleased to have delivered double digit percentage growth in earnings per share in the first quarter, including solid results in the US". At the same time, Walgreens unveiled a plan to save $1 billion a year within three years - an effort it expects to lead to significant restructuring and other charges. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a return on equity of 21.75% and a net margin of 3.82%. Gross profit has decreased by 7.8% compared with the same quarter a year ago. The US listed company saw a recent price trade of $73.29 and 11063939 shares have traded hands in the session. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.40%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.24%. RSI readings range from zero to 100, with readings above 70 generally interpreted as indicating overbought conditions and readings below 30 indicating oversold conditions. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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Average Volume is the amount of securities traded in a day on average over a specific time period. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,207 shares in the company, valued at approximately $652,292.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Meanwhile, shares of the company were making trade -10.21% away from the 20-days SMA and 5.04% away from the 200-days SMA. 113 institutions jumped in to acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, the global health and well being enterprise, recently announced along with Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily that the companies will be collaborating on improving outcomes for patients suffering from chronic conditions. Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% during the third quarter.

INFY institutional ownership is held at 19.5% while insider ownership was 18.2%. "These initiatives are part of a broader strategic alliance created to combine Verily's health care technology innovation with Walgreens' corner store presence and trusted pharmacy services", said the joint statement. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores and convenient care clinics.

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