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WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance

$80.99

-0.48 (-0.59%)

, RAD

Rite Aid

$3.00

-0.53 (-15.01%)

09:04
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06/12
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09:04

JPMorgan hosts an analyst Healthcare/Industry conference call

Analysts will provide an update on the Walgreens (WBA) & Rite Aid (RAD) merger on June 12 at 9 am.

WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance

$80.99

-0.48 (-0.59%)

RAD

Rite Aid

$3.00

-0.53 (-15.01%)

  • 29

    Jun

WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$80.99

-0.48 (-0.59%)

04/18/17
LEER
04/18/17
NO CHANGE
LEER
Market Perform
Cardinal Health struggles may be benefitting AmerisourceBergen, says Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen noted that Cardinal Health (CAH) pointed to generic pricing and sell-side pressure and incremental investments as primary reasons for its FY18 and FY19 adjusted EPS forecasts missing expectations, but he believes there may be other challenges the business is facing too. Cardinal's loss of Prime Therapeutics and Walgreens' (WBA) recent wins from CVS Health (CVS) are other factors that may have hurt Cardinal, said Larsen, who added that both of those will benefit AmerisourceBergen (ABC). The analyst, who also said he is incrementally more cautious on McKesson (MCK) and Owens & Minor (OMI) after Cardinal's call, has an Outperform rating on AmerisourceBergen and Market Perform ratings on Cardinal Health, McKesson and O&M.
05/31/17
JEFF
05/31/17
NO CHANGE
Target $95
JEFF
Buy
Walgreens has upside with or without Rite Aid, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut believes shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) have upside with or without the successful closing of the Rite Aid (RAD) acquisition. If the FTC blocks the deal, Walgreens is likely to put through a "sizeable" repurchase, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. If the deal is approved, the analyst continues to expect earnings accretion beginning in 2018. The analyst finds it "difficult to handicap the odds" of an FTC approval. Nonetheless, he remains a buyer of Walgreens at current share levels. Tanquilut has a Buy rating on the name with a $95 price target.
05/31/17
COWN
05/31/17
NO CHANGE
Target $5
COWN
Outperform
Cowen believes Walgreens will pursue Rite Aid even if FTC acts to block merger
Cowen analyst Charles Ryhee said the FTC decision on the merger between Walgreens (WBA)and Rite Aid (RAD) is too difficult to call, but he believes although Rite Aid will struggle on its own its value to Walgreens is significant. He also believes the value is well above the deal price range and so expects Walgreens will litigate the decision in an attempt to win an approval. Ryhee reiterated his Outperform rating but lowered his price target to $4.70 from $6.75 on Rite Aid shares.
06/06/17
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06/06/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Amazon may be the next threat to drug pricing, says Wells Fargo
After CNBC recently reported that Amazon (AMZN) is considering going into the prescription pharmacy business in the U.S., Wells Fargo surveyed nearly 2,900 U.S. adults and found that 54% of those polled said they would use or would probably use "Amazon Pharmacy." While the e-commerce giant has not confirmed its U.S. pharmacy interest, if it did enter the market analyst David Maris believes it could see fast adoption and "usher in a new age of price transparency." Maris also wonders if pharmacy "may be just the beginning" and if Amazon eyes the "even larger prize" of fully integrated digital healthcare. Publicly traded large-cap pharmaceuticals companies include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Publicly traded retail pharmacy operators include CVS Health (CVS), Walgreens (WBA), Fred's (FRED) and Rite Aid (RAD).
RAD Rite Aid
$3.00

-0.53 (-15.01%)

04/12/17
COWN
04/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $90
COWN
Outperform
Cowen confidence fading on Walgreens/Rite Aid deal
Cowen analyst Charles Ryhee said although his confidence has faded a bit on whether the deal for Walgreens (WBA) to buy Rite Aid (RAD) will close, he still puts the probability at 60%. He feels if the FTC did not think the parties had a case they would have made that clear already. Rhee said his sources tell him there are continued reports the FTC is concerned about the viability of Fred's (FRED) to absorb the acquisition of Rite Aid stores. Ryhee maintained his Outperform rating and lowered his price target to $90 from $95 on Walgreens shares.
04/25/17
GUGG
04/25/17
DOWNGRADE
GUGG
Neutral
Rite Aid downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim

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