Over ten years, will Obamacare even be an important variable in the value of Merck (MRK), Amgen (AMGN) and Walgreen’s ( WAG )? To us, these three companies meet an economic need which will exist in ten years (the need for medicine) and have proven over
Walgreen is seeking to bolster its operations in a pressured pharmaceutical environment.
Walgreen ( WAG ) reports Nov sales rose 4.1% Y/Y to $6.07B. Total comparable store sales rose 3.2% during the month, calendar day
Walgreen WAG posted accelerated growth in sales and earnings in its fiscal first quarter, reported Friday. We will delve deeper into the results
By Heather Ingrassia : On Wednesday, November 27, CVS Caremark ( CVS ) announced the $2.1 billion acquisition of Coram, LLC which is the specialty infusion and enteral nutrition arm of Apria Healthcare. In the wake of Wednesday's announcement I not only wanted to briefly discuss the transaction and
By Cristina Tov : Rite Aid ( RAD ) holds the position of third largest drug retailer with a network of approximately 4,600 drug stores in 31 states. Over the past five years, the company has witnessed profits for the first time in fiscal year 2013 , and this positive trend of generating profits ...
By Marsha Robe : In October, Rite Aid ( RAD ) announced its same store sales, or comps, result for the four weeks ended on October 26, 2013. The overall result was impressive and can be seen in the table below: Metric Year over year result Total sales Increased 2.1% Pharmacy sales Increased 3.4% ...
unit of Apria Healthcare Group, for approximately $2.1B will strengthen its position relative to market leader Walgreens ( WAG ), Wells Fargo says . "This transaction should strengthen CVS' positioning in the specialty pharmaceutical business, which
spending. While the index that XRT tracks includes some defensive retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco COST, and Walgreen WAG , the overwhelming majority of the index can be characterized as discretionary. So this is not a fund that one would want to
this ETF, such as Safeway SWY and Kroger KR. Finally, drug retailers held in this ETF such as CVS Caremark CVS and Walgreen WAG longer-term stand to continue to benefit from health-care spending growth and an aging population, although their success