DON'T BUY
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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DON'T BUY
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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BUY
Tough for years with decrease in consumer traffic during the pandemic. Likes the company and healthy dividend. Will see recovery as pandemic eases. Stable business that is good for long term investor.
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HOLD
Has since sold shares. Doesn't think company is headed in the right direction. Peer group analysis indicating company not as strong as competitors. Better names to own within the sector.
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DON'T BUY
They're in a competitive market. Exposure to the UK is more dire a situation than the US. She isn't buying this.
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DON'T BUY
It has had problematic headlines. It has settled a lawsuit but another is coming. It should have done well but it has too many issues.
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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Jun 07/22, Down 6.7%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with WBA triggered its stop at $40. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering the position at this time. This will result in a net investment loss of 13%, when combined with previous buy recommendations.
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TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly WBA continues to show positive fundamentals and rising dividends and is again reiterated as a TOP PICK. Recently reported earnings beat expectations by 14% and support a 20% ROE. It trades at only 1.6x book value and 6x earnings, compared to peers at 14x. It has been paying dividends for 88 consecutive years and increasing them for 46 consecutive years, currently backed by a payout ratio under 30% of cash flow. Cash reserves continue to increase while retiring debt. We continue to recommend a stop loss at $40, looking to achieve $50 -- upside potential over 17%. Yield 4.4% (Analysts’ price target is $49.85)
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TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly The value inherent in the Boots chain within WBA is attracting interest from the huge Reliance Industries of India and is causing us to reiterate WBA as a TOP PICK. The value of the chain operating 2200 stores in the UK is estimated as high as $9 billion. It currently trades at 6x earnings, compared to peers at 14, and is only 1.4x book value. Recently reported earnings beat expectations by 13% and support a solid ROE of 19%. Cash reserves are growing, while shares are being bought back. It pays a great dividend, that has been growing for 46 consecutive years, supported by a payout ratio under 30% of cash flow. We continue to recommend a stop loss at $40.00, looking to achieve $53.50 - 19% potential upside. Yield 4.32% (Analysts’ price target is $50.31)
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COMMENT
It reported a good quarter last week, but it didn't raise guidance. So it's written off as a Covid winner. A curse.
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DON'T BUY
They report Thursday. A horrible stock. Will anything move this up? It's been down so long that any positive news can send this higher, though he can't imagine what.
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TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly We reiterate WBA as a TOP PICK. The $42 billion market-cap global pharmacy company continues to innovate their business model, including tech-enabled healthcare. With forward earnings projected at $5 per share, it trades at under 10x earnings, compared to peers at 19x. It pays a strong dividend, backed by a payout ratio around 70% of cash flow. We would buy this with a stop loss at $40, looking to achieve $56 -- upside potential over 16%. Yield 3.97% (Analysts’ price target is $52.25)
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STRONG BUY

The CEO is starting to put her stamp on the company, supporting their workers. They announced today they will raise wages, and shares rallied. Let's see them get into e-commerce and battling Amazon. The valuation is attractive. Most importantly, the company remains in transition and he is a firm believer.

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DON'T BUY
Focus is on retail and pharmacy. Good side of the business, but slow growing. He's gone with CVS. More vertically integrated, growing dynamically. CVS has health insurance with Aetna, pharmacy benefit manager with CareMark, and HealthHub offering in-store diagnostics.
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DON'T BUY
Operations in the US and UK. Stays in drug retail and expands geographically. Doesn't grow quickly, but it's not an income stock either. Growth profile not attractive. She owns CVS instead, with its vertically integrated strategy.
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Walgreen Boots Alliance(WBA-Q) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 4

Total Signals / Votes : 7

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