In the last month, the stock soared another 10% higher. When it comes to Walgreens, two thoughts come to mind. The first and most important for long term investors is Walgreens is the market leader, and they have pharmacy down to a science. Everyone else is playing catch up. If you're a "road warrior" (travel a lot for business) and regularly take medications, Walgreens is almost mandatory. There is no easier way to get a refill than to use Walgreens in case of lost/empty meds.
The second thought is for those seeking an ideal entry or shorter term investors. Walgreens isn't overbought, so I would not short it, but has a likely chance to retrace some of the recent gains. For the conservative investor, look for a price in the $36 to $36.50 range for entry.
After you enter or increase your position, start enjoying the large 3%-plus yield. The yield will not only improve your portfolio prognosis, but the low payout ratio is the cure.
Presently, based on the float the short interest is unimportant and not a worry. The small amount of short interest is 2.4%.WAG Revenue Per Share TTM data by YCharts
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