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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.OQ)

WBA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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23 Feb 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Medical Developments International ‍Signs Deal With Walgreens
Monday, 12 Feb 2018 

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Medical Developments International Ltd ::SIGNS DEAL WITH WALGREENS FOR CO'S COMPACT ANTI-STATIC SPACE CHAMBER TO BE ALLOCATED TO 2,000 WALGREENS STORES.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Expects To Obtain Cash Tax Benefit In Excess Of $200 Mln For Fiscal Year 2018, Due To Enacted U.S. Tax Legislation
Monday, 8 Jan 2018 

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - EXPECTS TO OBTAIN CASH TAX BENEFIT IN EXCESS OF $200 MILLION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018, DUE TO ENACTED U.S. TAX LEGISLATION.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - U.S. TAX LEGISLATION EXPECTED TO FAVORABLY IMPACT CO'S ADJUSTED EPS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 BY BETWEEN 30 AND 35 CENTS‍​.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Q1 Gaap Earnings Per Share $0.81
Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE REPORTS FISCAL 2018 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS.Q1 GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.81.Q1 SALES $30.7 BILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW $30.47 BILLION.Q1 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.28.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.26 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.- ‍RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL HAD Q1 SALES OF $3.1 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 4.1 PERCENT FROM YEAR-AGO QUARTER​.- RETAIL PHARMACY USA HAD Q1 SALES OF $22.5 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 8.9 PERCENT OVER YEAR-AGO QUARTER.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE-RAISES LOWER END OF GUIDANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 BY 5 CENTS PER SHARE, SEES ADJUSTED DILUTED NET EARNINGS/SHARE OF $5.45 TO $5.70.- QTRLY SALES IN COMPARABLE STORES INCREASED 4.7 PERCENT COMPARED WITH SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO FOR RETAIL PHARMACY USA.WALGREENS - ‍ON CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS, QTRLY COMPARABLE STORE SALES DECREASED 0.7 % COMPARED WITH YEAR-AGO QUARTER FOR RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL​.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - FISCAL YEAR 2018 ADJUSTED DILUTED NET EARNINGS GUIDANCE DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ANY IMPACT FROM RECENT U.S. TAX LEGISLATION.- CO CONTINUES TO EXPECT TO CLOSE ABOUT 600 STORES AND RELATED ASSETS OVER AN 18-MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING IN SPRING 2018​.WALGREENS - CLOSURE OF ABOUT 600 STORES,RELATED ASSETS TO RESULT IN ESTIMATED PRE-TAX CHARGES TO CO'S GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS OF ABOUT $450 MILLION​.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - COST SAVINGS FROM PROGRAM TO OPTIMIZE LOCATIONS STILL ANTICIPATED TO BE ABOUT $300 MILLION PER YEAR.  Full Article

Rite Aid Posts Q3 Adj. Earnings $0.00/Shr From Continuing Operations
Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Rite Aid Corp ::RITE AID REPORTS FISCAL 2018 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS.Q3 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.00 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS.Q3 LOSS PER SHARE $0.02 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.08.Q3 REVENUE FELL 5.6 PERCENT TO $5.4 BILLION.Q3 SAME STORE SALES FELL 2.5 PERCENT.Q3 REVENUE VIEW $7.45 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $-0.02 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.- ‍TO DATE, WE HAVE TRANSFERRED 357 STORES TO WALGREENS, RECEIVED ABOUT $715 MILLION IN PROCEEDS, WHICH WE HAVE USED TO PAY DOWN DEBT​.  Full Article

Walgreens To Reduce Stake In Guangzhou Pharma Corp
Friday, 22 Dec 2017 

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE TO REDUCE STAKE IN GUANGZHOU PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - CO WILL SELL A 30% INTEREST IN GUANGZHOU PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION TO GUANGZHOU BAIYUNSHAN PHARMACEUTICAL HOLDINGS.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - UPON COMPLETION, WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE WILL OWN A 20% INTEREST IN GUANGZHOU PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - REDUCE STAKE IN GUANGZHOU PHARMACEUTICALS FOLLOWING OFFER FROM JV PARTNER GUANGZHOU BAIYUNSHAN PHARMACEUTICAL HOLDINGS.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance To Invest In Chinese Pharmacy Chain GuoDa
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE TO INVEST IN CHINESE PHARMACY CHAIN GUODA.SAYS ‍UPON COMPLETION, WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE WOULD ACCOUNT FOR THIS STAKE AS AN EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENT​.- CO'S BID MET REQUIREMENTS SET BY SELLER TO BUY 40 PERCENT MINORITY STAKE IN GUODA VIA A CAPITAL INCREASE WORTH RMB2.767 BILLION.  Full Article

China National Accord Medicines's unit brings in strategic investor
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 

Nov 29 (Reuters) - China National Accord Medicines Corp Ltd <000028.SZ>200028.SZ::SAYS UNIT HAS BROUGHT IN WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC'S <<>> HONG KONG UNIT AS STRATEGIC INVESTOR.SAYS WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE'S HONG KONG UNIT INVESTS 2.8 BILLION YUAN ($424.36 million) FOR 40 PERCENT STAKE IN ITS UNIT.  Full Article

Walgreens receives notice of unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital to purchase up to 2 mln shares
Monday, 20 Nov 2017 

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc :Walgreens Boots Alliance - received notice of unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 2 million shares of co's stock.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc - the offer to purchase up to 2 million shares of co's ‍stock is at a price of $67.88 per share in cash​.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc - ‍recommends that stockholders do not tender their shares in response to offer​.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance completes supply agreement with Fareva
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc :Walgreens Boots Alliance completes long-term global supply agreement with Fareva.Walgreens Boots Alliance - ‍commenced partnership with Fareva for manufacture & supply of own beauty brands & private label products​.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance says director Ginger Graham ​reports a purchase of 2,150 shares on Oct. 26
Monday, 30 Oct 2017 

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc :Walgreens Boots Alliance says director Ginger Graham ​reports a purchase of 2,150 shares at average price of $69.86/share on October 26 - SEC filing.  Full Article

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