Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) shares traded on 0.14% above secure line and closed at $70.48. The stock exchanged hands 4.25 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 7.71 Million shares. It has a market cap of $69.78 Billion.
Wall Street analysts are predicting that Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) will report earnings per share of $1.45 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has high EPS estimates of $1.51 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.36. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.31 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 23 analysts.
Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.
A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.05 with surprise factor of 3.4%.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has average revenue estimates of $33.83 Billion, compared to low analyst estimates of $32.9 Billion and high estimates of $34.56 Billion for the current quarter. A total number of 21 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $131.9 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $130.84 Billion and high estimates of $132.66 Billion according to the prediction of 24 analysts.
Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 22 analysts Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)’s price will reach at $71.05 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $55 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $97.
On the other hand Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 64.65 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.04. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.
Consequently Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.40%, 1.39% respectively.