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Walgreens Boots Alliance

$68.46

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Walgreen Boots call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Walgreen Boots with 1,883 calls trading, 1.9x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 32.01%. Apr-18 75 calls and 2/23 weekly 70 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 670 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.30. Earnings are expected on April 5th.

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WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$68.46

(0.00%)

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WELS
02/13/18
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AmerisourceBergen acquisition by Walgreens makes sense, says Wells Fargo
Commenting on The Wall Street Journal report saying Walgreens (WBA) has approached AmerisourceBergen (ABC) in a takeover attempt and the companies remain early in their discussions, Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa tells investors he believes the acquisition makes sense given the already existing long-term partnership and limited ability to merge laterally. Further, the analyst believes a potential combination could help lower costs and wring out synergies in the U.S. drug distribution channel, and better position Walgreens in the face of increasing competitive threat from a possible Amazon (AMZN) entry. However, a merger might risk alienating AmerisourceBergen's retail pharmacy customers that compete with Walgreens' pharmacies, he contends.
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JEFF
02/13/18
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Target $93
JEFF
Buy
Walgreens deal for AmerisourceBergen would be 'headscratcher,' says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says that while Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) acquiring AmerisourceBergen (ABC) would be accretive to earnings, it would be a "headscratcher" for investors. The companies already have a joint venture that affords both the strategic value that combining would provide, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note after the Wall Street Journal reported that Walgreens approached AmerisourceBergen a few weeks ago. The analyst has a Buy rating on Walgreens with a $93 price target. He adds that the potential deal would allow Walgreens to further expand its U.S. business.
02/13/18
LEER
02/13/18
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LEER
Walgreens may seek to acquire AmerisourceBergen sooner than expected, says Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen notes that The Wall Street Journal reported that Walgreens (WBA) has approached AmerisourceBergen (ABC) about a potential takeover. The analyst is surprised that talks of such a large transaction have surfaced so quickly following the Rite Aid (RAD) deal, but says he has always believed that Walgreens at some point would seek to acquire either Express Scripts (ESRX) or AmerisourceBergen. Given the broad-based speculation in the business press about this deal, it is possible shares of Express Scripts will trade off, Larsen contends.
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LOOP
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $90
LOOP
Buy
AmerisourceBergen acquisition by Walgreens would model U.K., says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf believes that a Walgreens (WBA) and AmerisourceBergen (ABC) full merger would have similar attributes to that of the vertically integrated pharmacy model that Walgreens operates in the U.K. If completed, this transaction would come sooner than the analyst would have anticipated likely spurred by the rapid changes in pharmacy and healthcare occurring around Walgreens. Ultimately, Wolf views this strategic response positively as it would better position a combined company to navigate in the face of industry change and possibly even as a disrupter. He reiterates a Buy rating and $90 price target on Walgreens' shares.

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