The retailer is scheduled to report second-quarter results on March 27. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of 77 cents a share on revenue of $18.53 billion."On the key investor issue -- the contract impasse with Express Scripts (ESRX $50.17; Outperform) -- we now believe that the odds of an agreement are less than 50% this year," William Blair analysts wrote in a report on Monday. "We understand there are no discussions between Walgreens and Express Scripts at this time, and our impression is that neither party has made any meaningful concessions." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.6% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's first-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as the prior year. Walgreen has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.45, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 2.16% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $39.51. The stock closed Monday at $34.79.
United Technologies The technology and aerospace company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $1.3 billion, or $1.47 a share, which rose from year-ago earnings of $1.2 billion, or $1.31. "UTX is poised to benefit from the commercial OE upcycle, given the success of Geared Turbofan engine, and to benefit from an economic recovery as we expect the company's significant restructuring efforts in the past few years to pay off through strong operating leverage as volumes return," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a report on Monday. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.3% Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: United Technologies has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.83, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 2.31% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $96.77. The stock closed Monday at $84.88. Find out which stocks have the highest dividend yields.
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