4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Walgreen
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drugstore giant Walgreen (NYS: WAG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Walgreen's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Deerfield, Ill. (1901)|
|Market Cap||$30.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$73.0 billion|
|Management||CEO Gregory Wasson (since 2009)|
CFO Wade Miquelon (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.09 billion / $2.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 2,169 members who have rated Walgreen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Walgreen has been beaten down over 25% from [June of last year]. I think Walgreens is bottoming around $32. Target: $36-$40. I've learned from my mother, who is a Pharmacist that presently works at Wal-Mart, that a lot of the bottom line comes from the pharmacy. I'm pointing this out because it appears Walgreens has successfully navigated the loss of a lot of their repeat business as of late due to disputes with Express Scripts.
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