Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Announces Higher December Comps; Stock Rises (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Announces Higher December Comps; Stock Rises (WBA)

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Before the opening bell on Tuesday morning, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) reported its December 2014 sales, posting a 10.2% increase over the previous December’s sales.

WBA reported December sales of $7.92 billion, compared to $7.18 billion reported for December 2013. Sales in comparable stores were up 9.2%, with calendar day shifts and the more severe flu season positively impacting total comparable sales. The company also reported that total front-end sales were up 3.5%, comparable front-end sales were up 2.6%, customer traffic in comparable stores was up 0.3%, and basket size increased 2.3%.

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Walgreen Boots Alliance stock was up $1.52, or 2.04%, in pre-market trading.

The Bottom Line

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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