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WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance

$78.91

0.9 (1.15%)

11:45
07/17/17
07/17
11:45
07/17/17
11:45

Walgreens announces addition of Sleek MakeUP to beauty offering

Walgreens announced the addition of Sleek MakeUP, a mass market cosmetics brands in the U.K., to its beauty offering at more than 150 stores and on Walgreens.com. Acquired by Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2015, the brand's full line, including products like the Solstice Highlighting Palette, Cream Contour Kit and Major Matte Lip Cream, are now available on Walgreens.com and will be in stores at more than 150 Walgreens starting this month.

WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$78.91

0.9 (1.15%)

07/17/17
NEED
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $94
NEED
Buy
340B exposure a non-issue for Walgreens Boots Alliance, says Needham
Needham analyst Kevin Caliendo notes that CMS proposed a cut to hospital outpatient reimbursement for the purchase of specialty drugs under the 340B program. The analyst believes Walgreens Boots Alliance has the largest exposure to 340B plans. However, the company said that 340B represented less than 1% of total U.S. pharmacy Rxs for the company, Caliendo adds. He reiterates a Buy rating and $94 price target on the shares.
06/30/17
06/30/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Doug Leggate saying Cabot 's gross Marcellus takeaway capacity will increase to 3.7 bcf/d from 2bcf/d by end of 2018 and positioned to increase free cash flow to $2B from $872M per year for 25 years. 2. Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Lawrence Keusch saying he believes it should be a core holding based an an above average outlook for 5%-6% organic growth and mid-teens earnings increases with further potential upside. 3. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham. 4. ManTech (MANT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Joseph Vafi saying he sees "company-specific and secular catalysts" driving improving fundamentals and upward revisions to consensus estimates. 5. D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with the firm saying it is uniquely positioned to capitalize on an unexpectedly tight and historically low existing home inventories, while new home demand remains broadly resilient despite rising prices. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/30/17
COWN
06/30/17
NO CHANGE
Target $5
COWN
Outperform
Rite Aid better positioned following new agreement, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Charles Ryhee said he is positive on the new Rite Aid (RAD) agreement with Walgreens (WBA) as it better positions the company than had it remained stand-alone with no deal at all. Benefits include deleveraging, lower generic procurement costs, increased financial flexibility and "great" leverage toward PBM, which is growing faster than retail. Ryhee reiterated his Outperform rating and $4.70 price target on Rite Aid shares.
06/30/17
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06/30/17
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Buy
Walgreens Boots Alliance upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham

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