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Albertsons to buy Rite Aid as Amazon threat looms

22 Февраля 2018, 12:55 | Gordon Grant

Grocery store chain Albertsons, drugstore Rite Aid unveil tie-up

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Jumps 23.47% Tuesday's Pre-market after Takeover News

Both men were involved in efforts starting in late 1999 to restore Rite Aid after an accounting scandal under its former leadership almost sank the company. The stock traded within a range of $2.08 and $2.13. Considering that the stock daily volume of 144505776 shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy shoot in volume.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Rite Aid Corp (NYSE:RAD) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 22.6%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 1.4% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 0.4%.

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"This powerful combination enables us to become a truly differentiated leader in delivering value, choice, and flexibility to meet customers' evolving food, health, and wellness needs", said Rite Aid Chairman and chief executive officer John Standley. In response to the WSJ report, "Rite Aid rose 23% before USA markets opened on Tuesday", Bloomberg's Katerina Petroff reports. But it also gets it deeper into the increasingly tough and competitive pharmacy business.

According to Rite Aid spokesperson Ashley Flower, two Genesee Street locations - 47 E. Genesee St. and 314 Genesee St. - have been purchased by Walgreens Boots Alliance, which reached a deal to buy almost 2,000 Rite Aid locations last September. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Rite Aid from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, November 17th.

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Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.02/Share by a difference of $0.02. This rising movement shows positive prices direction over last 50 days. EPS growth is noticed at -97.60% for this year and anticipated 150.00% growth for next year. Rite Aid Co. has a 12 month low of $1.38 and a 12 month high of $6.15.

Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. The company had a trading volume of 77,738,059 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,899,639. Those transfers include 96 stores in Maryland, which, like the other transferred stores, will take on the Walgreens banner over time, said Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower on Tuesday. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. Lincoln Natl Corp owns 19,283 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. After all, not only is Rite Aid being acquired, the company is generating a great premium in the process, immediately providing a return of value for shareholders. Brave Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Rite Aid were worth $158,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -11.14 Percent. Late previous year, CVS Health agreed to buy Aetna for $77 billion.

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The combined company plans to seek expanded opportunities in Albertsons' many brands, including O Organics and Lucerne, along with its manufacturing and operating capabilities.

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