Now trading at a price of $35.3, Walgreens Boots Alliance has moved -1.4% so far today.
Walgreens Boots Alliance shares moved -19.6% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $47.28 and a low of $30.39. During this time, the stock lagged the S&P 500 index by -14.0%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $35.16. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. The large-cap Consumer Staples company has 200,000 full time employees and is based in Deerfield, IL. Walgreens Boots Alliance has returned a 5.4% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
The Company Has a Steady Stream of Positive Cash Flows:
|Gross Margins Growth||n/a||-8.64%||5.47%||0.47%|
|Operating Margins Growth||n/a||-80.0%||271.43%||-73.08%|
|Net Margins Growth||n/a||-88.66%||481.82%||70.31%|
|Earnings Per Share||$4.31||$0.52||$2.93||-$3.65|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||924||880||866||863|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$3,892||$4,110||$4,176||$2,165|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$1,702||-$1,374||-$1,379||-$1,734|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||2.18||4.6||1.43||1.62|
Walgreens Boots Alliance has negative earnings for the current period, so its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is not meaningful. But based on its EPS guidance of 4.81, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 7.3. In contrast, the Consumer Staples sector's average P/E ratio is 24.36.
On the other hand, Walgreens Boots Alliance is possibly undervalued in terms of its net assets because its P/B ratio is 1.4 compared to its sector average of 4.29.
Walgreens Boots Alliance Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:
14 analysts are following Walgreens Boots Alliance and have set target prices ranging from $35.0 to $54.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of hold. At the current price of $35.3, WBA is trading -12.87% away from its average analyst target price of $40.51 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.
The company has an average amount of shares sold short since 4.3% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 61.7% of Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 17.18%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 7% stake in the company worth approximately $2,171,347,122.