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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WBA. The most optimistic price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 26.94 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 72, which equates to a potential downside of -8.61 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.01 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0.01 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.4 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WBA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 26.53 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WBA has a PEG ratio of 0.75.

WBA has traded between a high of 88.00 and a low of 75.18 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 4.79 percent, and below the high by 10.48 percent. 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.