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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Walgreens to pay $269.2M to resolve U.S. fraud suits, Reuters reports

The U.S. Department of Justice said that Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay $269.2M to resolve two whistleblower suits claiming it engaged in civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs over a decade, Reuters reports. The company will pay $209.2M to resolve claims that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs from 2006 to 2017 for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it issued to patients it knew did not require them, the report says. Walgreens will also pay $60M to resolve claims it overcharged Medicaid from 2008 to 2017 by failing to disclose and charge the discount medicine prices it offered the public via its Prescription Savings Club program, the report notes. Reference Link

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WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Goldman sees potential for softer macro to weigh on U.K. dental, vet spending
Goldman Sachs analyst Nathan Rich said several recent data points, including consumer spending data and Walgreens Boots Alliance's (WBA) results, suggest a more challenging environment for U.K. consumers. Given this, he sees potential for the softer U.K. macro backdrop to weigh on spending for dental and vet services. Rich noted that Patterson (PDCO) generates the highest percentage of revenue in the U.K. among dental names he covers, at 11%, adding that Align Technology (ALGN), Henry Schein (HSIC) and Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) each have about 5% exposure on average.
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Morgan Stanley says UnitedHealth, Walgreens could benefit from CVS-Walmart fight
After CVS Health (CVS) announced Walmart (WMT) will leave Caremark's commercial and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks at the end of April 2019, analysts at Morgan Stanley discussed the potential impact of the fight to both companies and to competitors. Analyst Ricky Goldwasser said the dispute "brings back memories" of the Express Scripts (ESRX) and Walgreens (WBA) breakup in 2011, but unlike in that case it is only the early days of the 2019/2020 selling season, not after the selling season concluded. Walmart's plans to leave should have a limited impact on CVS' FY19 EPS power, but adds uncertainty to PBM selling season if not resolved in the near-term, said Goldwasser. Morgan Stanley's Simeon Gutman said that if the dispute is not resolved, it could end up reducing Walmart's EBIT by about $260M in 2019, which he estimates could have a 7c, or 1.5%, impact on EPS. In terms of who may benefit if no resolution is reached, the team estimates both Walgreens and CVS retail could gain an incremental 25 bps of pharmacy share and that UnitedHealth's (UNH) Optum and Cigna (CI) could see a step up in PBM selling season win rates. However, given Walmart's relatively low share, they view the PBM share opportunity as "minimal."
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INITIATION
Target $70
UBSW
Sell
Walgreens Boots Alliance initiated with a Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Kevin Caliendo started Walgreens Boots Alliance with a Sell rating and $70 price target. The analyst's work suggests the company's core retail margins will stay pressured over the next several years. Further, he believes Walgreens' industry dynamics remain challenging.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tencent Music (TME) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 2. Craft Brew (BREW) initiated with a Buy at Maxim while Castle Brands (ROX) was initiated with a Hold. 3. CVS Health (CVS) and LabCorp (LH) were initiated with a Buy at UBS while Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) was initiated with a Sell. 4. DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs while CMS Energy (CMS) was initiated with a Neutral. 5. Zendesk (ZEN) and HubSpot (HUBS) were initiated with an Overweight at Stephens while Adobe (ADBE) was initiated with an Equal Weight. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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