Walgreens Story

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WBA -- USA Stock  

USD 48.92  0.40  0.81%

Considering the 90-days investment horizon, Walgreens Boots is expected to under-perform the market. In addition to that, the company is 1.68 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about -0.1 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly 0.1 per unit of volatility. As many adventurous traders are excited about healthcare space, it is only fair to go over the risk of shorting Walgreens Boots Alliance based on its current volatility spike. We will evaluate if the latest Walgreens Boots price volatility suggests a bounce in November. Walgreens Boots' very low volatility may have no significant impact on the stock's value as we estimate Walgreens Boots as currently fairly valued. The real value, based on our calculations, is getting close to 37.47 per share.
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Is Walgreens Boots (NASDAQ:WBA) rise justifiable given current volatility?
Walgreens Boots Alliance has roughly 777 M in cash with 5.78 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.9.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Walgreens Boots or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Walgreens Boots may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Walgreens's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Walgreens Boots and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Walgreens Boots fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Walgreens Boots's Liquidity

Walgreens Boots financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Walgreens Boots Alliance ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Walgreens Boots financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Walgreens Boots's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for Walgreens Boots, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Walgreens Boots Volatility Drivers

Walgreens Boots unsystematic risk is unique to Walgreens Boots Alli and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Walgreens Boots you can also buy Vipshop Holdings Limited. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the pharmaceutical retailers sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Walgreens Boots important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Walgreens Boots income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Walgreens volatility.
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