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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Walgreen Boots put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Walgreen Boots with 4,261 puts trading, or 3x expected. Most active are Dec-19 58 puts and Dec-19 57 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 2,700 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.15, while ATM IV is up nearly 2 points on the day. Earnings are expected on January 8th.

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WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$56.92

-0.86 (-1.49%)

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MZHO
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NO CHANGE
MZHO
Neutral
Mizuho boosts potential LBO takeout range for Walgreens to $64-$71 per share
Mizuho analyst Ann Hynes raised her potential leveraged buyout takeout range for Walgreens Boots Alliance to $64-$71 per share from initial first-take analysis of $60-$67 per share. The analyst thinks there is a "willing" debt market for a deal like Walgreens at an appropriate pro forma leverage. Her most likely scenario analysis yields an internal rate of return of 23% for the LBO sponsors. She keeps a Neutral rating on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
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DBAB
12/03/19
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DBAB
Sell
Deutsche Bank sees less than 20% chance of Walgreens going private
After speaking with bankers, ratings agencies and financial sponsors, Deutsche Bank analyst George Hill is even more convinced that a leveraged buyout of Walgreens Boots Alliance is unlikely. The analyst "unscientifically" puts the chances of a take private deal at less than 20%. Investors looking to maximize returns on a leveraged buyout would be best served taking profits here and avoiding exposure to news of deal failing to materialize, Hill tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Sell rating on Walgreens Boots Alliance.
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DOWNGRADE
Target $61
WELS
Market Perform
Walgreens downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa downgraded Walgreens Boots Alliance to Market Perform from Outperform with a price target of $61, down from $65. Wells Fargo's new rating parameters focus on relative performance compared to the group, while previously it focused on comparison to the market as a whole, Costa tells investors in a research note. This resulted in him downgrading five names in the Pharmacy/Ancillary Benefits space.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. UPS (UPS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Fadi Chamoun saying the company's path to improving its profitability and free cash flow is challenging. 2. Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Tycho Peterson while the company should continue benefiting from new products, restructuring-related cost savings and a generally conservative approach to guidance, comps are set to get tougher in 2020. 3. Walgreens downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Peter Costa saying Wells Fargo's new rating parameters focus on relative performance compared to the group, while previously it focused on comparison to the market as a whole. 4. Cigna (CI) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Peter Costa saying he believes Cigna's "large" debt load could impede its growth and upside earnings surprises. 5. Prosperity Bancshares (PB) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Hovde Group. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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