Thompson Investment Management buys $9,843,196 stake in WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM (WBA)

WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM (WBA) : Thompson Investment Management scooped up 1,124 additional shares in WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 122,825 shares of WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM which is valued at $9,843,196.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approximately 2.02% of Thompson Investment Management’s portfolio.

WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM opened for trading at $81.47 and hit $81.97 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $81.56, with a gain of 0.31% or 0.25 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 35,84,176 shares. Company has a market cap of $88,105 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Horrell Capital Management boosted its stake in WBA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 218 additional shares and now holds a total of 27,750 shares of WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM which is valued at $2,223,885. WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approx 1.37% of Horrell Capital Management’s portfolio.First Citizens Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in WBA by selling 138 shares or 5.33% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,449 shares of WBA which is valued at $196,263. WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approx 0.02% of First Citizens Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Dearborn Partners boosted its stake in WBA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 81,759 additional shares and now holds a total of 130,839 shares of WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM which is valued at $10,485,437. WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approx 0.97% of Dearborn Partners’s portfolio.Private Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in WBA by selling 6,719 shares or 59.59% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,556 shares of WBA which is valued at $365,118. WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approx 0.06% of Private Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Bkd Wealth Advisors reduced its stake in WBA by selling 1,433 shares or 11.74% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,771 shares of WBA which is valued at $877,190. WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM makes up approx 0.14% of Bkd Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Apr 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.28. The company had revenue of $30184.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $30666.29 million. The company’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.18 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM. Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Mar 10, 2016 to “Equal Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 76 from a previous price target of $81 .Mizuho Upgraded WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM on Mar 1, 2016 to ” Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $90.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC COM was Initiated by Atlantic Equities to “Neutral” on Feb 3, 2016.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Walgreens Boots Alliance) is a holding company. The Company is a global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA which consists of the Walgreens business including the operation of retail drugstores and convenient care clinics in addition to providing specialty pharmacy services; Retail Pharmacy International which consists of the Alliance Boots pharmacy-led health and beauty stores optical practices and related contract manufacturing operations and Pharmaceutical Wholesale which consists of the Alliance Boots pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution businesses. Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens Duane Reade Boots and Alliance Healthcare as well as global health and beauty product brands including No7 Botanics and Soap & Glory. Walgreens Boots Alliance through its subsidiary Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd offers the Liz Earle skincare brand.

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