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Rite Aid

$8.47

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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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-0.43 (-0.50%)

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Rite Aid CEO says reimbursement rates remain largest challenge

"Despite the difficult operating environment created by the extended duration of the merger process with WBA, our third quarter results show solid performance in our front-end business, good cost control and continued strong growth at our pharmacy benefit manager, EnvisionRx. Reimbursement rates remain our largest challenge and we expect that to continue for the remainder of the fiscal year. Moving forward, we will remain focused on improving the health of our patients through clinical services like immunizations and medication adherence, converting additional stores to our highly successful Wellness format and working as a team to deliver a consistently outstanding experience to our customers," said Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley.

RAD

Rite Aid

$8.47

-0.14 (-1.63%)

WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance

$85.85

-0.43 (-0.50%)

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RAD Rite Aid
$8.47

-0.14 (-1.63%)

11/08/16
LEER
11/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $90
LEER
Outperform
Walgreens Boots Alliance price target lowered to $90 from $95 at Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen lowered his price target for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) to $90 from $95, noting that he is negatively surprised that Rite Aid (RAD) is expected to add just 5c-12c to 2017 EPS, and also somewhat concerned that 2017 is expected to be a back-half loaded year. Furthermore, the analyst is slightly more cautious on Rite Aid deal's odds, but sees about 65% chance of it closing. Larsen reiterates an Outperform rating on Walgreens Boots Alliance's shares.
11/09/16
DBAB
11/09/16
NO CHANGE
Target $88
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche still expects Walgreens, Rite Aid deal to close
After speaking to private equity executives, Deutsche Bank analyst George Hill continues to expect Walgreens Boots Alliance's acquisition of Rite Aid (RAD) to be completed. The analyst says the conversations support his belief that most of the divested stores will go to strategic buyers, which he thinks is the FTC preference. Hill has a Buy rating on Walgreens with an $88 price target.
11/15/16
LEER
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $85
LEER
Outperform
CVS Health price target lowered to $85 from $105 at Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen lowered his price target for CVS Health (CVS) to $85 from $105 as he is incrementally more cautious on the company. Conversely, the analyst is incrementally more positive on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and believes its deal with Rite Aid (RAD) deal is more likely to go through with Trump as President. Nonetheless, Larsen believes that 2017 is largely a re-set year for CVS Health, and expects the business to return to more robust growth in 2018 and beyond. He reiterates an Outperform rating on CVS Health's shares.
12/20/16
EVER
12/20/16
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EVER
Cardinal Health likely to benefit from Fred's asset acquisition, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Ross Muken said Cardinal Health (CAH) is likely to benefit from Fred's (FRED) acquisition of 865 stores from Walgreens Boots (WAG)/Rite Aid (RAD) as it is Fred's current distributor.
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$85.85

-0.43 (-0.50%)

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