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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

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  • Thu, Jul. 9, 7:28 AM
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) reports comparable-store sales rose 1.6% in FQ3.
    • Pharmacy sales grew 7% on a 3.8% gain in prescription count for the quarter.
    • Gross profit margin rate decreased 206 bps to 26%.
    • Adjsuted SG&A expense rate -240 bps to 20.1%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate fell 22 bps to 6.07%.
    • Total drugstores count +8 Q/Q to 8,240.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $3.70 to $3.80.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $4.25 to $4.60.
    • WBA +2.72% premarket.
    | Thu, Jul. 9, 7:28 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Apr. 9, 7:30 AM
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) reports comparable-store sales rose 2.5% in FQ2.
    • Pharmacy sales were up 10.1% on a  4.8% gain in prescription count for the quarter.
    • Gross profit margin -292 bps to 25.90%.
    • SG&A expenses +22.70% to $5.606B.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate declined 26 bps to 6.92%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $3.45 to $3.65; Ineterest expense: $140M to $150M; Tax rate: ~29%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $4.25 to $4.60.
    • WBA +1.15% premarket.
    | Thu, Apr. 9, 7:30 AM | 2 Comments
  • Tue, Jan. 6, 8:38 AM
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) announces December sales rose 10.2% to $7.92 for the Walgreen brand.
    • Front-end sales +3.5% Y/Y on a +2.6% comp.
    • Comp traffic rose 0.3%, while the average basket size was 2.3% higher.
    • Flu shots season-to-date +13.4% to 7.6M.
    • WBA +2.2% premarket.
    | Tue, Jan. 6, 8:38 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 23, 2014, 7:38 AM
    • Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) reports comparable-store sales rose 1.5% in FQ1.
    • Traffic at stores was down 2.7% on a comp basis, while the average basket size improved 4.2%.
    • Pharmacy sales were up 9% on a 4.3% gain in prescription count for the quarter.
    • Gross profit margin -100 bps to 27.1%.
    • SG&A expenses +1.8% to $4.456B.
    • WAG +2.3% premarket.
    | Dec. 23, 2014, 7:38 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 23, 2014, 7:34 AM
    • Walgreen (NYSE:WAG): FQ1 EPS of $0.81 beats by $0.06.
    • Revenue of $19.55B (+6.7% Y/Y) beats by $50M.
    • Shares +2.33% PM.
    • Press Release
    | Dec. 23, 2014, 7:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 30, 2014, 7:54 AM
    • Walgreen (NYSE:WAG): FQ4 EPS of $0.74 in-line.
    • Revenue of $19.1B (+6.5% Y/Y) beats by $80M.
    • Shares +2% PM.
    • Press Release
    | Sep. 30, 2014, 7:54 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 22, 2014, 8:37 AM
    • Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) is downgraded by Barclays to an Equal-weight rating from Overweight on a reduced view of the company's ability to meet its EPS guidance.
    • WAG -0.9% premarket
    | Sep. 22, 2014, 8:37 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 18, 2014, 9:30 AM
    • Shares of Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) and CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) are showing some weakness early after results from Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) take a hit from generic drug introductions.
    • Walgreen is down 0.4% premarket, while CVS is tilting 0.6% south.
    • Rite Aid (RAD) is in a dive, now down 13.4%.
    | Sep. 18, 2014, 9:30 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 5, 2014, 10:11 AM
    • Unconfirmed chatter Carl Icahn has a stake in Walgreen (WAG +1.9%) has the stock popping higher in mid-morning action.
    | Sep. 5, 2014, 10:11 AM | 7 Comments
  • Aug. 11, 2014, 2:32 PM
    • Drugstore stocks are on the move as investors continue to shift assets into consumer staples stocks.
    • Walgreen (WAG +2%), CVS Caremark (CVS +0.8%), and Rite Aid (RAD +1.8%) are all higher on the day.
    • The trio is also helping lift  the Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP) to a 1% gain to stay ahead of broad market averages.
    | Aug. 11, 2014, 2:32 PM | 9 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 12:45 PM
    | Aug. 6, 2014, 12:45 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 9:19 AM
    • Retail analyst Rahul Sharma thinks the market is overreacting to Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) pulling the tax inversion move out of its playbook.
    • If there's a concern with the integration of Alliance Boots, Sharma thinks the slower revenue growth of the the European firm should be watched.
    • The sudden dip in Walgreen has put shares back in line or below valuation on peers.
    • WAG -15.8% premarket
    • WAG tax inversion timeline
    | Aug. 6, 2014, 9:19 AM | 13 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 9:14 AM
    | Aug. 6, 2014, 9:14 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2014, 7:03 AM
    • Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) confirms it will buy the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots it doesn't own.
    • The company rattled investors yesterday with a late announcement that it will remain domiciled in the U.S.
    • The corporate headquarters of Walgreen Boots Alliance will be in the Chicago area, while Boots will be run from an operations center in the U.K.
    • Walgreen says it will accelerate cost-reduction initiatives and sets a new EPS goal for FY16 of $4.25-$4.60.
    • WAG -5.9% premarket
    | Aug. 6, 2014, 7:03 AM | 8 Comments
  • Aug. 5, 2014, 3:06 PM
    | Aug. 5, 2014, 3:06 PM | 40 Comments
  • Jun. 25, 2014, 8:14 AM
    | Jun. 25, 2014, 8:14 AM | Comment!
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Company Description
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc operates drug-stores chain in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drug-stores, as well as mail, and by telephone and online.
Sector: Services
Industry: Drug Stores
Country: United States