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How to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock

Learn how to easily invest in Walgreens Boots Alliance stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is a pharmaceutical retailers business based in the US. Walgreens Boots Alliance shares (WBA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Walgreens Boots Alliance employs 202,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance stock price (NASDAQ: WBA)

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Walgreens Boots Alliance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-15.
Latest market close$53.18
52-week range$43.62 - $55.47
50-day moving average $49.72
200-day moving average $50.29
Wall St. target price$53.26
PE ratio 7.321
Dividend yield $1.89 (3.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.42

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Walgreens Boots Alliance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.18 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -2.06%
1 month (2021-12-21) 6.45%
3 months (2021-10-17) N/A
6 months (2021-07-21) 13.95%
1 year (2021-01-21) 12.98%
2 years (2020-01-21) -1.28%
3 years (2019-01-18) 72.43
5 years (2017-01-20) 81.72

Is Walgreens Boots Alliance stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Walgreens Boots Alliance stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Walgreens Boots Alliance's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's P/E ratio

Walgreens Boots Alliance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Walgreens Boots Alliance shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's PEG ratio

Walgreens Boots Alliance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.0008. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Walgreens Boots Alliance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's EBITDA

Walgreens Boots Alliance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Walgreens Boots Alliance's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Walgreens Boots Alliance financials

Revenue TTM $135 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.92%
Gross profit TTM $28.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.65%
Return on equity TTM 21.71%
Profit margin 4.76%
Book value $30.40
Market capitalisation $46.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Walgreens Boots Alliance's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Walgreens Boots Alliance.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Walgreens Boots Alliance's overall score of 17.83 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Walgreens Boots Alliance is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Walgreens Boots Alliance's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.25/100

Walgreens Boots Alliance's environmental score of 1.25 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walgreens Boots Alliance is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's social score

Social score: 11.92/100

Walgreens Boots Alliance's social score of 11.92 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Walgreens Boots Alliance is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's governance score

Governance score: 4.15/100

Walgreens Boots Alliance's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Walgreens Boots Alliance is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Walgreens Boots Alliance scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Walgreens Boots Alliance hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.83
Total ESG percentile 12.86
Environmental score 1.25
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.92
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.15
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

Walgreens Boots Alliance share dividends

34%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.43% of net profits

Recently Walgreens Boots Alliance has paid out, on average, around 34.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Walgreens Boots Alliance shareholders could enjoy a 3.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Walgreens Boots Alliance's case, that would currently equate to about $1.89 per share.

While Walgreens Boots Alliance's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Walgreens Boots Alliance may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares ever split?

Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 February 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Walgreens Boots Alliance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Walgreens Boots Alliance shares which in turn could have impacted Walgreens Boots Alliance's share price.

Walgreens Boots Alliance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.62 up to $55.4662. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WBA.US volatility(beta: 0.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Walgreens Boots Alliance's is 0.5489. This would suggest that Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Walgreens Boots Alliance overview

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. It also provides central specialty pharmacy services and mail services. As of August 31, 2021, this segment operated 8,965 retail stores under the Walgreens and Duane Reade brands in the United States; and five specialty pharmacies. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Walgreens Boots Alliance is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 17.33% of Walgreens Boots Alliance shares are held by insiders and 58.223% by institutions.
How many people work for Walgreens Boots Alliance?
Latest data suggests 202,000 work at Walgreens Boots Alliance.
When does the fiscal year end for Walgreens Boots Alliance?
Walgreens Boots Alliance's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is Walgreens Boots Alliance based?
Walgreens Boots Alliance's address is: 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL, United States, 60015
What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's ISIN number?
Walgreens Boots Alliance's international securities identification number is: US9314271084
What is Walgreens Boots Alliance's CUSIP number?
Walgreens Boots Alliance's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 931422109

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