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Thursday, April 02


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Walgreens, Shopify Fall; Occidental, Nevro Rise

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NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday:. The pharmacy chain warned investors that it can't accurately assess the virus pandemic's impact on its finances. Rising oil prices lifted energy companies, which are suffering from falling demand amid the virus pandemic. The e-commerce company suspended its financial forecasts for the year because of uncertainty over the virus pandemic's impact.

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Dow Jones News: Walgreens Pulls Guidance; Boeing Offers Employee Buyouts

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Dow Jones News: Walgreens Pulls Guidance; Boeing Offers Employee Buyouts | NASDAQ. This attempted rally comes as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has exploded due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 6.65 million claims recorded last week. Two stocks dragging down the Dow on Thursday were Walgreens Boots Alliance(NASDAQ: WBA) and Boeing(NYSE: BA). Walgreens managed to beat analyst expectations for the fiscal second quarter, which ended before the coronavirus pandemic began to take a serious toll on the U.S. economy.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Our teams are working tirelessly to provide medicines and advice to our patients and to ensure the supply chain operates as well as possible in these testing times, both to our own pharmacies and our other wholesales customers. So I want to start today by thanking our people personally and on behalf of my fellow management members for their outstanding effort and dedication despite the frequently facing extremely challenging situations in the service of their communities. And for our customers, I want to assure you that we will continue to work hard to help you manage your pain and get through these very difficult times. As I said, alongside of all our executive team, we'd be really focused on facilitating and coordinating our response to the current pandemic over the recent weeks. And we continue to do so until we can see the end of the immediate need. But I can assure you that despite the challenges of this difficult time, we continue to exercise our usual management control of all areas of our company. I will ask James to give you an overview of the second quarter results and then, me and Alex will discuss the impact of COVID-19 so far. Now let's look at the performance of our divisions, starting with Retail Pharmacy USA. As this is a leap year, our second quarter results have benefited from one extra day of sales. Levering our digital partnerships and the investments we have made in data capabilities, we are now starting to realize the benefits of our new personalized marketing approach, which generated an approximate sales lift of 1% in the quarter.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Our teams are working tirelessly to provide medicines and advice to our patients and to ensure the supply chain operates as well as possible in these testing times, both to our own pharmacies and our other wholesales customers. So I want to start today by thanking our people personally and on behalf of my fellow management members for their outstanding effort and dedication despite the frequently facing extremely challenging situations in the service of their communities. And for our customers, I want to assure you that we will continue to work hard to help you manage your pain and get through these very difficult times. As I said, alongside of all our executive team, we'd be really focused on facilitating and coordinating our response to the current pandemic over the recent weeks. And we continue to do so until we can see the end of the immediate need. But I can assure you that despite the challenges of this difficult time, we continue to exercise our usual management control of all areas of our company. I will ask James to give you an overview of the second quarter results and then, me and Alex will discuss the impact of COVID-19 so far. Now let's look at the performance of our divisions, starting with Retail Pharmacy USA. As this is a leap year, our second quarter results have benefited from one extra day of sales. Levering our digital partnerships and the investments we have made in data capabilities, we are now starting to realize the benefits of our new personalized marketing approach, which generated an approximate sales lift of 1% in the quarter.

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Wednesday, April 01


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Boots UK to donate over 200,000 toiletries to NHS and vulnerable people

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Thousands of essential toiletries will be available, including shower gel, hand cream, and toothpaste to help give NHS workers access to hygiene essentials and vital wash stations between busy shifts. UK charity FareShare, which fights hunger and food waste by redistributing surplus food to frontline charities, will also utilise its established networks to deliver toiletries to local charities to distribute where they are needed within communities. Boots will donate a range of toiletry items from across its product lines, including No7 and Soap & Glory. Lizzy Hall, founder of The Hygiene Bank said: “Now more than ever, vulnerable people living in poverty will need our support and as well as helping our dedicated NHS workers, we will be using our network to ensure children and people living in poverty in communities across the UK, can get better access to hygiene essentials during this difficult time for our country.”.

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Monday, March 30


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JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Walgreens, Constellation Brands and Nike are part of Zacks Earnings Preview

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The major stock market indexes made a ferocious turnaround this week, making it difficult to catch up to the market’s rapid-fire moves. We will discuss below whether the market has bottomed already or not, but this week’s record-setting rebound has reemphasized the importance of staying invested to participate in rallies. It is hard to know today with any degree of certainty whether we have bottomed already. As welcome as this week’s rebound is, it could very well be reflective of a sigh of relief at seeing the nation’s political leadership putting aside long-standing ideological differences to come up with a meaningful relief package. That will likely change only once visibility on containment of the pandemic improves, which will enable companies to get a handle on the full extent of their exposure and the pandemic’s macroeconomic impact. For an in-depth look at the overall earnings picture and expectations for Q1, please check out our weekly Earnings Trends report >>>>Earnings Estimates Falling Sharply.

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Sunday, March 29


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3 Stocks To Watch In The Coming Week: Boeing, Walgreens, Constellation Brands

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3 Stocks To Watch In The Coming Week: Boeing, Walgreens, Constellation Brands. It’s likely to be another roller coaster ride for stocks this coming week as investors weigh both positive and negative macroeconomic and geopolitical developments following a week which saw indices posting a major rebound. The coronavirus spread more widely in the U.S. and as the week drew to a close, the nation’s Congress succeeded in passing a bill which made available $2.2 trillion in aid to workers and companies, in order to stimulate the economy—the largest such stimulus package in the country’s history. During the past week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pulled off its best three-day rally since 1938, after the mega cap index, along with the other major U.S. indices all plunged into a bear market.

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Friday, March 27


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The Week Ahead: UK GDP; Smiths Group, Saga, Boots Results

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There was some hope of a rebound at the beginning of Q1; however, these green shoots look likely to be snuffed out due to the impact of coronavirus on March’s economic activity. We’ll also get an insight into mortgage approvals and lending for February, an area of the economy that is likely to suffer a significant slowdown in the coming weeks as consumers pull in their horns from a financial point of view. Tuesday: As a specialist in the production of medical ventilators, Smiths Group is at the forefront of the coronavirus outbreak, with the NHS scrambling to boost the number of breathing aids as coronavirus sweeps across the UK. Friday: China’s February data illustrated the devastating effect that the one-month lockdown had on the economy, and last week the UK, France and Germany released disappointing flash PMI numbers. As Friday’s readings will be collating data for the rest of March, they are likely to be even worse.

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Boots and Lidl staff to wear protective visors to help stop the spread of coronavirus in stores – The Sun

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Boots has also put floor stickers into branches to show customers how far they can stand from each other, removed seating and is encouraging card transactions. Tracey Clements, CEO of Boots UK and Ireland, said: ‘Our pharmacists and colleagues are frontline workers and it is our duty to protect their health as they work to support our customers, patients and the NHS. The visors are designed to create a safety barrier between staff and customers when they are having a conversation. Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, said: “We’re committed to ensuring our colleagues and customers feel safe, which is why we’re providing all stores here in Great Britain with safety visors.”.

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Walgreens Drive-Thru Isn’t Just for Prescription Pick-up Anymore, as Company Expands Product Pick-up Offering at Its Drive-Thrus Nationwide

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Business Wire{{monthName}} {{day}}, {{year}}, {{hour12}}:{{minuteTwoDigit}} {{dayPeriod}}. As more and more people across the country continue to look for safe and convenient options to pick up daily essentials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is now offering select products at its more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide. These additional products include cleaning supplies and sanitizers, select over the counter products such as cough/cold, pain/fever and immunity support, select grocery items, infant formula/adult nutrition, medical supplies, first aid and paper goods. "We are working around the clock to support our customers and patients, who are relying on us more now than ever before," said Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of pharmacy and retail operations at Walgreens. "We’re continuing to quickly introduce new and different ways to meet customers’ needs for greater convenience during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also promoting social distancing as one of the most important preventive measures we can take. We also ask that customers be patient as we work to provide this new and expanded service, as there may be wait times given current demand." When there are no lines at the drive-thru, Walgreens pharmacy technicians are prepared to provide customers these items on the spot.

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