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Short Call at News Buzzer: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) [Trend Analysis] surged reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.11% to traded at $81.49 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -1.11%. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked WBA in recent few months. In ratings table the WBA given BUY ratings by 12 analysts in current phase and 3 analysts suggest it as overweight security. WBA. While 8 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current month. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.99 at current month while compared with $0.99 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $1.17 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $4.51 as compared to one month ago of $4.51, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $5.06.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.20 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.75 and price to cash ratio remained 26.77. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 10.40% and return on investment was 8.00% while its return on asset stayed at 4.70%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.44.

Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.03% to close at $61.93 with the total traded volume of 2.93 Million shares. The ROST held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The ROST ratings chart showed that 11 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 2 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 15 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 65.69 as compared to current price of 61.93.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.75 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.75 as compared to one month ago of $2.71, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.06. The firm has institutional ownership of 93.70%, while insider ownership included 0.60%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 2.00. ROST attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 with week performance of 1.89%.

 

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