Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA:NSD) Analysts rate as a Hold, Fundamental Analysis is Bullish

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Analysts rate WBA stock forecast with a consensus Hold rating with an average WBA stock price target of $45.53 per share over the next 12 months.

JP Morgan & Company recently rated WBA stock forecast as a Neutral and maintained the WBA stock price target at $45.

Based on the Walgreens Boots Alliance stock forecasts from 11 analysts, the average analyst WBA stock price target is USD 45.53 over the next 12 months. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc’s average analyst rating is Hold. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock is Bullish, which is based on 6 positive signals and 2 negative signals. At the last closing, Walgreens Boots Alliance stock price was USD 38.24Walgreens Boots Alliance stock price has changed by -1.83% over the past week, -0.08% over the past month and -19.58% over the last year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through two segments, the United States and International. The United States segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of retail products, including health, wellness, beauty, personal care, consumable, and general merchandise products through its retail drugstores. The International segment sells prescription drugs; and health and wellness, beauty, personal care, and other consumer products through its pharmacy-led health and beauty retail stores and optical practices, as well as through boots.com and an integrated mobile application. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

What we like:

High market capitalization:

Walgreens Boots Alliance stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility:

The annual returns for Walgreens Boots Alliance stock have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on assets:

WBA stock forecast has shown that the company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

WBA stock forecast has shown that the company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

WBA stock forecast has shown that the company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth:

WBA stock dividend has shown top quartile growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns:

WBA stock price has under-performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

WBA stock price stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 

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