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How to Buy Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through two segments, the United States and International.

Walgreens Boots Alliance stock last closed at $37.09, down 1.64% from the previous day, and has decreased 25.07% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Pharmaceutical Retailers industry by 0.2 percentage points. Walgreens Boots Alliance stock is currently +22.05% from its 52-week low of $30.39, and -26.1% from its 52-week high of $50.19.

There are currently 862.5M shares of WBA outstanding. The market value of WBA is $31.99B. In the past 24 hours, 5.93M WBA shares were traded.

How to Buy Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock

Wondering how to invest in Walgreens Boots Alliance stock? Here's how.
  1. Decide where to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock: You need to decide on an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've sifted through dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock.
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've identified.
  3. Deposit money your investment account: Choose your payment method and add your details.
  4. Research Walgreens Boots Alliance stock: The Walgreens Boots Alliance ticker symbol is WBA. Is Walgreens Boots Alliance stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of WBA? How do WBA's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Walgreens Boots Alliance is a good buy? Why has WBA's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock analysis website can help you understand if WBA is a good stock to buy).
  5. Execute your WBA trade: Decide if you will purchase WBA shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase WBA shares at a given price.
  6. Get updates on your investment in WBA: Create a watchlist to get live updates on your investment in Walgreens Boots Alliance stock.

Step 1: Decide where to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock

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Step 2: Sign up for a brokerage account

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Step 4: Research Walgreens Boots Alliance stock

After you have chosen the best place to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock, it's critical to research their stock before you buy, so you can comprehend the risk as well as the upside.

Walgreens Boots Alliance stock at a glance

WBA Price
$37.09
1w %
-0.22%
1y %
-25.07%
5y %
-47.34%
P/E
-10.78x
P/B
1.55x
P/S
0.24x
PEG
N/A
Revenue
$132.18B
Earnings
-$2.96B
Fore. Rev. Growth
1.48%
Fore. Earn. Growth
N/A
Market Cap
$31.99B
Next Earnings
Mar 29, 2023
Next Dividend
Mar 10, 2023

WBA Overview

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on WBA's stock page.

Is WBA stock properly valued?

Investors use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge WBA's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations measures:

  • WBA may be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 1.55x, relative to Pharmaceutical Retailers industry P/B ratio of 1.62x

You can access additional valuation analysis on WBA's stock here.

WBA Financial Overview

Cons:

  • WBA's operating cash flow of $3.29B allows it to safely service it's debt of $35.51B.
  • WBA earnings of -$4.29B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • There are more short-term liabilities than short-term assets on the WBA balance sheet.
  • WBA has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 3.31.
  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the WBA balance sheet.
  • Total WBA debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • WBA profit margin has gone down from 4.8% to -2.2% in the past year.

Do Wall Street analysts think it's a good time to buy WBA stock

Out of 13 Equities analysts who give forecasts on WBA, the consensus analyst rating on Walgreens Boots Alliance is a Hold

Please note that analyst ratings are not recommendations, nor are they investment advice.

Latest WBA Analyst Ratings

Erin Wright, a top 5% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains WBA with a strong sell rating and lowers their WBA price target from $39.00 to $37.00, on Jan 30, 2023.

David S Macdonald, a top 11% analyst from Truist Securities maintains WBA with a hold rating and lowers their WBA price target from $44.00 to $42.00, on Jan 19, 2023.

Lisa Gill, a top 23% analyst from JP Morgan maintains WBA with a hold rating and lowers their WBA price target from $42.00 to $40.00, on Jan 6, 2023.

Jonathan Yong, a bottom 8% analyst from Credit Suisse maintains WBA with a hold rating and lowers their WBA price target from $42.00 to $41.00, on Jan 6, 2023.

Ann Hynes, a top 11% analyst from Mizuho maintains WBA with a hold rating and raises their WBA price target from $36.00 to $41.00, on Dec 14, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Walgreens Boots Alliance stock forecast page.

WBA Momentum

SMA10
36.79
SMA20
36.57
SMA50
38.46
SMA100
36.77
SMA200
38.56
MACD
-0.21
MACD Signal
-0.45
MACD Histogram
0.24
RSI
49.88
Stochastic %K
82.03
Stochastic %D
78.97
StochRSI %K
92.3
StochRSI %D
91.88

How is WBA performing as a company?

Last year, WBA revenue was $132.18B. In the past 5 year, WBA's revenue has increased by 1.88% per year. This was slower than the Pharmaceutical Retailers industry average of 2.94%.

You can analyze WBA's earnings and revenue performance here.

Are WBA insiders buying or selling the stock?

In the last 12 months, executives and large shareholders at WBA have sold more shares than they have bought.

Kevin M. Ban, EVP Chief Medical Officer of WBA, was the latest WBA insider to sell. They sold $414,108.48 worth of WBA shares on Nov 18, 2022.

Dig into more about who owns WBA shares here.

Does WBA stock generate passive income?

Walgreens Boots Alliance pays a dividend of 5.16%, compared to the Pharmaceutical Retailers industry's average dividend yield of 4.62%. If you owned $1,000 worth of WBA stock, you would have been paid $51.63 in the past 12 months.

Walgreens Boots Alliance dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Dig into more data about Walgreens Boots Alliance dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Execute your WBA trade

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  • Limit order: A limit order enables you to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
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Step 6: Get updates on your investment in WBA

Now that you own some shares in WBA, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your stock purchase.

Create a watchlist to monitor your WBA stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Walgreens Boots Alliance

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps for buying Walgreens Boots Alliance stock:

  1. Decide where to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account
  3. Deposit money your investment account
  4. Research Walgreens Boots Alliance stock
  5. Execute your WBA trade
  6. Get updates on your investment in WBA

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NASDAQ: WBA
$37.09-0.62 (-1.64%)
Updated Feb 3, 2023
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NASDAQ: WBA
$37.09-0.62 (-1.64%)
Updated Feb 3, 2023
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Walgreens Boots Alliance share?

As of Feb 3, 2023, it costs $37.09 to buy one share of Walgreens Boots Alliance stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

According to 13 Wall Street analysts who monitor Walgreens Boots Alliance, their consensus recommendation is to hold Walgreens Boots Alliance stock.

What is the best way to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance stock?

One way to place an order for Walgreens Boots Alliance stock is with a brokerage account.
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