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WBA starts off fiscal 2016 on strong note

WBA starts off fiscal 2016 on strong note

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) topped Wall Street’s earnings projections for its fiscal 2016 first quarter. WBA said Thursday that for the first quarter ended Nov. 30, 2015, adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance were $1.13 billion, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared with $749 million, or 78 cents per diluted

WBA makes financing move for Rite Aid acquisition

WBA makes financing move for Rite Aid acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc. has completed $12.8 billion in term loan facilities as part of the financing for its $17.2 billion deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. WBA said Monday that the transactions include the placement of $5 billion of term loan facilities — split between two tranches of $2.5 billion

What it will take to get the WBA-Rite Aid deal done

What it will take to get the WBA-Rite Aid deal done

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Estimates vary widely on the number of stores Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) will divest as part of its $17.2 billion acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, WBA said the deal allows for up to 1,000 outlets to be closed or sold “if required

WBA-Rite Aid divestitures could total up to 1,000

WBA-Rite Aid divestitures could total up to 1,000

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc. has indicated that as many as 1,000 stores could be divested to gain regulatory approval for its deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. In an investor presentation filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, WBA said the the $17.2 billion merger agreement allows for up to

Walgreens Boots Alliance to join Nasdaq-100

Walgreens Boots Alliance to join Nasdaq-100

NEW YORK — The Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is slated to become part of the Nasdaq-100 Index later this month. The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said Friday that Walgreens Boots Alliance, which has the stock symbol WBA, will become a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index (NDXE) and NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Index

Walgreens Boots Alliance makes formal debut

Walgreens Boots Alliance makes formal debut

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s (WBA’s) top executives marked the close of a busy first week as a new company by ringing the opening bell January 9 at the Nasdaq Stock Market, where the company now trades under the “WBA” ticker symbol. Moments later, in an interview with financial network CNBC, executive vice chairman

It’s a new identity for Walgreens

It’s a new identity for Walgreens

Possibly lost in the fanfare surrounding the formal debut of Walgreens Boots Alliance, and its new home on the Nasdaq stock exchange, is the company’s new logo. Jim Skinner, executive chairman of WBA (the new stock symbol, by the way), told CNBC in the wake of the Nasdaq launch event in Manhattan that the company’s globe-shape logo

Walgreens, Alliance Boots close merger

Walgreens, Alliance Boots close merger

DEERFIELD, Ill. – As expected, Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH have finalized the second step of their two-part merger agreement following Walgreens shareholders’ approval earlier this week. Coming just before the new year, the completion of the deal announced in 2012 reorganizes Walgreens into a subsidiary of a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance