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Here's Why You Should Invest in Walgreens Boots Stock Now - September 25, 2018

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Here's Why You Should Invest in Walgreens Boots Stock Now. The company’s projected earnings growth rate for the current year is also favorable at 17.1% in contrast to the industry’s 2.6% decline. In a bid to ensure availability of specialty brand drugs, Walgreens Boots has tied up with Express Scripts and plans to expand their existing group purchasing efforts. Since biosimilars have the potential to lower production costs, the move is considered a prudent and timely one. At 2017-end, Walgreens Boots purchased 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for a total transaction value of $4.375 billion.The deal seems strategic for Walgreens Boots from a number of aspects.

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Thursday, September 20


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Walgreens Boots Alliance Announces Launch of Flagship Store on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global Platform to Sell Own Beauty Brands to Chinese Consumers

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It is one of the largest and most comprehensive cross-border B2C online marketplaces, and allows brands and retailers without operations in China to build virtual storefronts and ship products into the country. Ken Murphy, Executive Vice President, WBA and Chief Commercial Officer and President of Global Brands, said: “We are truly excited to be launching our online flagship store in China exclusively on Tmall Global. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Walgreens Boots Alliance as they continue to build their brands in China, engage a new audience and meet the evolving lifestyle demands of the Chinese consumer,” said Michael Evans, President of Alibaba Group. Such risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with new business ventures generally and with Walgreens Boots Alliance’s collaboration with Tmall Global, risks associated with international business operations, risks related to market acceptance of and consumer demand for Boots beauty products China, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Tmall Global collaboration, the outcome of legal and regulatory matters, the risk of unexpected costs, liabilities or delays, changes in management’s assumptions, and risks associated with changes in laws, regulations or interpretations thereof.

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Tuesday, September 18


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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) Analysts See $1.44 EPS

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Analysts expect Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) to report $1.44 EPS on October, 11 before the open.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 9.92 % from last quarter’s $1.31 EPS. WBA’s profit would be $1.43B giving it 12.31 P/E if the $1.44 EPS is correct. Among 13 analysts covering Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, September 11. As per Friday, June 29, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, July 2, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho.

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Walgreens to Donate $200,000 to American Red Cross to Aid Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence; Company Quickly Restoring Services and Operations to Meet the Need for Prescriptions and Other Essentials

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Throughout the storm, Walgreens has conducted wellness checks on all field and store team members in impacted areas. The company is also making disaster support services available to team members who have been displaced or are in need of additional support. The company is working to deploy mobile power generators to locations without power, and as store operations begin to resume, many Walgreens locations in the Carolinas are offering charging stations where customers can charge cell phones or medical devices at no cost. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of June 28, 2018, Walgreens operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com.

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Friday, September 14


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Walgreens' and Sprint's partnership expands to Chicago and Dalls

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The pair recently announced that by year's end, between the Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth metro areas the there will be some 80 new Sprint Express locations at the corner-store chain. The service will run on Assurance Wireless, a government=backed carrier, and Walgreens employees will be eligible for a discounted rate plan. If your options for a new phone are limited by your budget, transportation options or not wanting to sign a contract, an expanded partnership between Sprint and Walgreens could help you out.

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Thursday, September 13


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Walgreens to open more Sprint Express locations

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The companies announced that they will be opening an additional 80 locations of Sprint Express at Walgreens stores, within the Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areas. “Our customers who have visited the existing Sprint Express test locations in Gainesville, Florida, and in the Chicagoland area, are telling us that they really like the convenience of being able to meet their mobile phone needs, while shopping at Walgreens,” Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations, said. “We’re pleased to expand our collaboration, and moving forward, together with Sprint, we are exploring other mobile wireless initiatives as we collectively focus on enhancing what Walgreens customers want in this new digital world.”. Respondents self-selected the categories in which they are consumers and assessed the brands for which they are customers. But while digital and tech brands dominated the top rankings, non-digital brands moved up the list, an average of 11 positions, with a few making major leaps.

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Sprint to open 80 new Sprint Express points at Walgreens stores

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Walgreens, Sprint To Open 80 New Sprint Express Locations - Quick Facts. (RTTNews) - Walgreens (WBA) and Sprint Corp. (S) said Thursday that they have expanded their collaboration announced earlier this year to include 80 new Sprint Express locations. All of the new Sprint Express locations at Walgreens stores will be throughout Chicagoland and the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, and are planned to open by the end of the year. The services include advice on mobile services and products; support, access and education regarding Walgreens mobile app and its features, and to make wireless services available to anyone via curated postpaid and prepaid plans/service options. As part of the expansion, Sprint said it will be hiring to fill a variety of positions.

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Walgreens and Sprint Announce Plans to Open Additional Sprint Express Locations

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens and Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced an expansion of the collaboration they had announced earlier this year, that will include 80 new locations. Sprint Express will provide wireless services and expertise to Walgreens customers in the neighborhoods where they live and work, with expertly-trained Sprint mobile tech specialists. "Our customers who have visited the existing Sprint Express test locations in Gainesville, Florida and in the Chicagoland area, are telling us that they really like the convenience of being able to meet their mobile phone needs, while shopping at Walgreens," said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. "We're pleased to expand our collaboration, and moving forward, together with Sprint, we are exploring other mobile wireless initiatives as we collectively focus on enhancing what Walgreens customers want in this new digital world." As part of the expansion, Sprint will be hiring to fill a variety of positions.

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Wednesday, September 12


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Why Walgreens (WBA) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again - September 12, 2018

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Looking for a stock that has been consistently beating earnings estimates and might be well positioned to keep the streak alive in its next quarterly report? Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which belongs to the Zacks Retail - Pharmacies and Drug Stores industry, could be a great candidate to consider. The average surprise for the last two quarters was 7.85%. For the last reported quarter, Walgreens came out with earnings of $1.53 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.47 per share, representing a surprise of 4.08%. For the previous quarter, the company was expected to post earnings of $1.55 per share and it actually produced earnings of $1.73 per share, delivering a surprise of 11.61%. The Zacks Earnings ESP compares the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter; the Most Accurate Estimate is a version of the Zacks Consensus whose definition is related to change.

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Tuesday, September 11


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EpiPen alternative available at Walgreens

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It's a life-changing announcement for families with serious food allergies: Epinephrine injectors will be easier to get, thanks to a new partnership between Walgreens and a drug company. The Auvi-Q injector, similar to the EpiPen, is now available at Walgreens stores across the country. And the best part: The injector comes at no cost if you have commercial insurance. The Food and Drug Administration says the Auvi-Q injector may come with different dosages than the EpiPen and other products, so it's important you talk it over with your doctor if switching to this device. Learn more about Kaleo's Auvi-Q at auvi-q.com.

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