Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.OQ)
BRIEF-Express Scripts And Walgreens Boots Alliance Expand Group Purchasing Efforts To Include Specialty Brand Medications
* EXPRESS SCRIPTS AND WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE EXPAND GROUP PURCHASING EFFORTS TO INCLUDE SPECIALTY BRAND MEDICATIONS
Feb 20 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:
* Indexes down: Dow 0.32 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Updates to open)
* Futures down: Dow 157 pts, S&P 15.25 pts, Nasdaq 38.5 pts (Adds comment, details, updates prices)
Feb 20 U.S. stock index futures fell more than half a percent as Wall Street returned from a long holiday weekend on Tuesday, a rise in bond yields and underwhelming results from Walmart halting a six-day winning streak for the major indexes.
Feb 20 U.S. grocery chain operator Albertsons Companies Inc plans to buy the part of Rite Aid Corp that is not being bought by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
* ALBERTSONS PLANS TO BUY REST OF RITE AID CORP THAT ISN'T BEING SOLD TO WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - WSJ Source text - http://on.wsj.com/2BBe11H Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)
* Indexes rise: Dow 0.16 pct, S&P 500 0.26 pct, Nasdaq 0.45 pct (Updates to close)
* Indexes rise: Dow 0.10 pct, S&P 0.13 pct, Nasdaq 0.33 pct (Updates with market recovery, afternoon trade)
* Under Armour climbs after posting upbeat revenue (Updates prices)