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This summary was created by AI, based on 7 opinions in the last 12 months.

The reviews from different experts suggest that Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA-Q) is currently facing several challenges such as poor performance, leadership uncertainty, and increased competition from online retailers like Amazon. The company's stock has not performed well in recent years and is further impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being a well-known brand, the overall sentiment is cautious and recommends waiting to see how the new CEO will address the company's issues.


One of the things he looks at is sustainability of dividends. Are you paying your dividends through free cashflow? Cut dividend. Struggled ever since acquiring Boots in the UK a decade ago, which has crippled the company.

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Stock's been completely annihilated. It's only in the drugstore chain business, which has been really tough.

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One of the five worst performers in Q1

Down 17% in Q1, plus another 10% today. The CEO though could turn things around in a year. No hurry to buy this one.

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Wait another quarter to see what the CEO will do. Don't jump the gun. It's a troubled company.

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They need to cut their dividend and present a plan.

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It reports Thursday. The company is in disarray and can't see a way out of this mess. For instance, they have located two stocks a few blocks apart. in one city. They have no idea what they're doing.

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Cracks appeared here when their CEO suddenly left. Also, are plagued by theft (shrinkage) like much of retail. Only the name brand is a positive.

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Since 2014 - stock has not performed well.
Much prefers CVS.
Pharmacy sales impacted after Covid-19.
Recession will also be tough on business.
Dividend yield fairly safe.
Better names for growth and value.  

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Down 20% in the last 6 months. Their problem is that they are the ultimate brick-and-mortar company at a time when Amazon is crushing their performance.

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They report Tuesday. Very worried. Not sure if their buy of Summit Health can give their shares a boost. Have been a poor performer among retailers with decent balance sheets. He needs to hear them speak about theft. Buying stuff there is discouraging because it's under lock and key. It's easier to buy from Amazon.

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It is not that bad but he prefers and owns CVS in the space.

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Recent pullback good for long term investors.
Recessionary environment is good for business (cheaper products).
Strong assets with 8500 locations in USA.
Excellent brand with strong track record.

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He prefers CVS which has more dynamic growth in many health businesses, though if you already own WBA you don't need to sell it. WBA has a strong balance and the dividend is safe. Better stocks in healthcare elsewhere.

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A serial underperformer, but the new CEO is making WBA more of a care-focused operation with clinics and in-home services. He's optimistic, but frankly it's easier to order some items from Amazon and not a WBA store.
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Among the worst Dow performers in Q3 Down 17%. Pays a 6% yield. He expected more from them given the Covid booster shot business. Trades at 6.3x earnings. That tell him they gained little market share during the pandemic unlike CVS. They lack a strategy to compete with Amazon; people buy consumer staples from Amazon instead. Walgreen stores are short of staff, which effects service.
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Walgreen Boots Alliance(WBA-Q) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 0

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 8

Total Signals / Votes : 8

Stockchase rating for Walgreen Boots Alliance is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Walgreen Boots Alliance(WBA-Q) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walgreen Boots Alliance stock symbol?

Walgreen Boots Alliance is a American stock, trading under the symbol WBA-Q on the NASDAQ (WBA). It is usually referred to as NASDAQ:WBA or WBA-Q

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In the last year, 8 stock analysts published opinions about WBA-Q. 0 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 8 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Walgreen Boots Alliance.

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What is Walgreen Boots Alliance stock price?

On 2024-07-15, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA-Q) stock closed at a price of $11.655.