Analyst Ratings for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, WBA received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 26 analysts covering the stock, 16 gave it a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

WBA was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 26.94 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 72, implying potential capital losses of -8.61 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.01 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.01 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.7 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.4 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WBA to grow at a rate of 26.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WBA is 0.75.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WBA hit 88.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 75.18. Currently the stock is 4.79 percent higher than its low, and 10.48 percent below the high. WBA has a price/earnings ratio of 19.84. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WBA value stock report compares WBA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $84.2 billion. WBA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.