Same-store prescriptions filled also rose 2.8% last month, while total monthly sales rose 6.1% from year-ago levels, to $5.37 billion.
The company reported that overall same-store sales for the current fiscal year-to-date are up 1.9%.
Walgreen shares rose 37 cents, or +1.2%, in morning trading Tuesday.
We have avoided shares of WAG since our early June coverage began, when the stock was trading at $35.53. The company has a 1.45% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $31.14.The stock has technical support in the $26-$28 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $33-$34 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Walgreen is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.