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Tuesday, February 04


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Walgreens to pay $7.5M in settlement over phony pharmacist - AOL Finance

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prosecutors said that from late 2006 through 2017, Le used the license numbers of registered pharmacists in order to impersonate them and dispense prescriptions at Walgreens stores in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire Rite Aid for $9.4 billion in cash in a deal announced today that combines the largest U.S. drugstore chain Walgreens with the nation's third largest. Full service in a wide range of retail fields at the new Walgreen drug stores; in new Villa includes a Walgreen tradition of full prescription services, at low cost made possible by the firm's Specialization in the field.

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Walgreens to pay $7.5M in settlement over phony pharmacist

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prosecutors said that from late 2006 through 2017, Le used the license numbers of registered pharmacists in order to impersonate them and dispense prescriptions at Walgreens stores in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. The complaint alleged Walgreens failed to vet Le thoroughly when it promoted her to positions requiring a license and failed to make sure that its internal systems were strong enough to prevent an employee from evading them. Vikings One play turned tide for Mahomes (and offers a lesson to the Vikings).

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Monday, February 03


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Walgreens Boots Alliance Advances Transformation of its Global Information Technology Operating Model to Accelerate Digitalization, Drive Efficiencies and Savings

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global information technology (IT) services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that the companies have expanded their strategic partnership to advance WBA’s transformation of its global IT function by launching a new operating model for IT Run and Operational services, enabling WBA to accelerate its digitalization program to advance innovation for customers, drive organizational efficiencies across the company and further reduce its cost base. Following a period of transition, TCS will provide Run and Operational managed services, including application maintenance and support, infrastructure and security operations. "The TCS strategic partnership will enhance our ability to rapidly address evolving business needs, support large-scale global technology solutions and promote investment in truly differentiating capabilities through a modernized platform." Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Advances Transformation of its Global Information Technology Operating Model to Accelerate Digitalization, Drive Efficiencies and Savings

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global information technology (IT) services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that the companies have expanded their strategic partnership to advance WBA’s transformation of its global IT function by launching a new operating model for IT Run and Operational services, enabling WBA to accelerate its digitalization program to advance innovation for customers, drive organizational efficiencies across the company and further reduce its cost base. Following a period of transition, TCS will provide Run and Operational managed services, including application maintenance and support, infrastructure and security operations. "The TCS strategic partnership will enhance our ability to rapidly address evolving business needs, support large-scale global technology solutions and promote investment in truly differentiating capabilities through a modernized platform." Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

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Thursday, January 30


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Why Walgreens Boots Alliance Has Upside

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The company is making changes to its stores to improve their performance. For example, in the first quarter of 2020, the retailer continued to test out a smaller store model. Walgreens said it now has 23 smaller stores that are resonating with customers. It also completed 114 of its 200 planned Walgreens store closures, and 28 of its 200 Boots U.K. store closures in the first quarter. This could reduce Walgreens' costs due to it being able to negotiate better terms on a combined larger volume of goods than if it purchased them independently.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Declares Quarterly Dividend

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 45.75 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter and an increase of 4 percent from the year-ago quarter. The dividend is payable March 12, 2020, to stockholders of record as of February 19, 2020. Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have paid a dividend in 349 straight quarters (more than 87 years) and have raised the dividend for 44 consecutive years. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

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Wednesday, January 29


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Perigon Wealth Management LLC Purchases New Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) – Slater Sentinel

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Evercore Wealth Management LLC now owns 18,225 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock worth $997,000 after purchasing an additional 1,366 shares in the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. grew its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 426,757 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock worth $23,330,000 after purchasing an additional 9,400 shares in the last quarter. Pivotal Research decreased their target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 30th. In related news, CAO Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni sold 234,355 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 5th. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 1 year low of $49.03 and a 1 year high of $74.94.

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Thursday, January 23


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Where Will Walgreens Boots Alliance Be in 5 Years?

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Walgreens Boots Alliance(NASDAQ: WBA) has been around in some form or another for 119 years, growing to become the second-largest pharmacy chain in the country. There's little doubt it will be around for another five -- and beyond. Even so, the retailer is grappling with dramatic shifts in the retail and healthcare sectors and will have to continue to evolve to remain healthy. So what will Walgreens look like in five years, and will it be a good investment? It was the one of the worst performers among Dow Jones stocks. And it's beginning 2020 in much the same way, down almost 10% year to date through Jan. 23. The company recently missed first-quarter 2020 earnings estimates as earnings per share dropped 19.8% year over year to $0.95.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance to Webcast Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will provide a live webcast of its annual meeting of stockholders beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The meeting’s webcast will be available through the Walgreens Boots Alliance investor relations website at https://investor.walgreensbootsalliance.com. In addition to the business meeting, Executive Chairman Jim Skinner and Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina will make brief presentations. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

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Founders Capital Management LLC Decreases Stock Holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) – Tech Know Bits

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Founders Capital Management LLC cut its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) by 5.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, CAO Marco Patrick Anthony Pagni sold 234,355 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 5th. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will post 5.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Pivotal Research decreased their price target on Walgreens Boots Alliance from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 30th.

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