1. As of noon trading, Walgreen Company ( WAG) is up $0.26 (0.7%) to $36.77 on light volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Walgreen Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.22-$36.80 after having opened the day at $36.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.51.

Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreen Company has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Walgreen Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreen Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Walgreen Company Ratings Report now.

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