Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) went down by -0.11% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.80. The company’s stock price has collected 13.37% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/08/21 that Grocers Step In to Speed Up Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
Is It Worth Investing in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ :WBA) Right Now?
Plus, the 36-month beta value for WBA is at 0.53. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 22 who provided ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 19 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $43.39, which is -$3.04 below the current price. WBA currently public float of 714.91M and currently shorts hold a 2.37% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WBA was 8.22M shares.
WBA’s Market Performance
WBA stocks went up by 13.37% for the week, with a monthly jump of 7.67% and a quarterly performance of 21.96%, while its annual performance rate touched -17.32%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.68% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.86% for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 10.49% for WBA stocks with a simple moving average of 12.33% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WBA
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WBA stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for WBA by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for WBA in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $42 based on the research report published on January 08th of the current year 2021.
UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WBA reach a price target of $44, previously predicting the price at $49. The rating they have provided for WBA stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on April 06th, 2020.
Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Hold” to WBA, setting the target price at $43 in the report published on April 03rd of the previous year.
WBA Trading at 13.77% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WBA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.40% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.86%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.68%, as shares surge +8.24% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +25.58% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WBA rose by +13.37%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +9.10% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $41.09. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. saw 13.37% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WBA starting from Pagni Marco Patrick Anthony, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $41.55 back on Nov 11. After this action, Pagni Marco Patrick Anthony now owns 34,700 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., valued at $207,725 using the latest closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WBA
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +2.69 for the present operating margin
- +18.70 for the gross margin
The net margin for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. stands at +0.33. The total capital return value is set at 7.13, while invested capital returns managed to touch 0.99. Equity return is now at value -3.30, with -0.80 for asset returns.
Based on Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA), the company’s capital structure generated 202.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 66.97. Total debt to assets is 47.99, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 173.36. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 57.27.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.54, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.56. The receivables turnover for the company is 19.44 and the total asset turnover is 1.80. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.67.