Ratios Reveal: Breaking Down Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)’s Financial Health

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) closed the day trading at $15.92 down -1.85% from the previous closing price of $16.22. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.85 from its previous closing price. On the day, 14.89 million shares were traded. WBA stock price reached its highest trading level at $16.27 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $15.73.


For a better understanding of WBA, let’s look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.32 and its Current Ratio is at 0.66. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.57 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.25.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Leerink Partners on February 26, 2024, initiated with a Market Perform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $23.

On January 03, 2024, Barclays started tracking the stock assigning a Underweight rating and target price of $21.Barclays initiated its Underweight rating on January 03, 2024, with a $21 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 22 ’24 when Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. sold 1,859,390 shares for $215.12 per share. The transaction valued at 400,000,158 led to the insider holds 24,418,171 shares of the business.

Bhandari Inderpal S bought 3,000 shares of WBA for $54,150 on Apr 11 ’24. The Director now owns 3,000 shares after completing the transaction at $18.05 per share. On Apr 02 ’24, another insider, Mahajan Manmohan, who serves as the EVP and Global CFO of the company, bought 6,000 shares for $19.38 each. As a result, the insider paid 116,280 and bolstered with 166,969 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WBA now has a Market Capitalization of 13734391808 and an Enterprise Value of 49565396992. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.09 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.02. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.343 whereas that against EBITDA is 13.356.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, WBA has reached a high of $32.89, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $14.62. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -11.65%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -25.80%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, WBA traded about 11.96M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, WBA traded about 16861320 shares per day. A total of 863.67M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 711.72M. Insiders hold about 17.50% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 59.27% stake in the company. Shares short for WBA as of 1715731200 were 43268583 with a Short Ratio of 3.62, compared to 1713139200 on 38880878. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 43268583 and a Short% of Float of 6.88.

Dividends & Splits

WBA’s forward annual dividend rate is 1.46, up from 1.69 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.10419236The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 5.08.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 14.0 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.71 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.0 and a low estimate of $0.63, while EPS last year was $1. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.68, with high estimates of $0.86 and low estimates of $0.54.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.35 and $3.08 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.22. EPS for the following year is $3.1, with 16.0 analysts recommending between $3.7 and $2.75.

Revenue Estimates

For the next quarter, 12 analysts are estimating revenue of $36.09B. There is a high estimate of $37.1B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $34.84B.

A total of 16 analysts have provided revenue estimates for WBA’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $147.86B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $142.64B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $145.3B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $139.08BBased on 16 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $150.59B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $156.85B and the low estimate is $145.89B.

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