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  • They disconnected because they are part of the Walmart consortium pay that will use QR code to bypass credit card companies. However, QR code pay has been used in China and hackers placed Trojan Horses into the system and the central bank ordered the system stopped. The former CEO of Walmart stated that he didn't care if it worked. Rather, he hoped that it hurt Visa. Great, more business for Walgreens is coming soon as Apple users flock to Walgreens for their drug store needs. Also watch for security breaches to be in the headlines for CVS and RightAid when those same China system hackers go for the Walmart QR code system and others stop shopping CVS and RightAid. Dumb move on their part that will directly benefit Walgreens.

  • With over 150 million in Venture investments, Bill Wafford resigned last week.
    Wafford originally joined Walgreens in 2009 as a VP of the company’s Daily Living division, before becoming the London-based VP of international finance, his responsibilities included oversight for partnership activities between Walgreens and Alliance Boots.
    Walgreens stockholders have called for a independent audit review/Investigation of the alliance boots purchase price, also they question the appointment of 1 additional Board member who can control additional board member appointments without stockholders approval.
    This came after the Ex CFO filed a lawsuit against Walgreens.

    Walgreens has been rolling up smaller corporations into the revenue statements over the last 5 years, about the same time they established the Venture capital fund, 1996 was about the time Walgreens appointed a new CFO who is now suing..
    This is very strange!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Wag's reply to CTW

    by robbsbeach Oct 22, 2014 2:26 PM

    Good, Walgreens speaks for me.

  • Reply to

    Walgreen loses 2 more Executives..

    by robbsbeach Oct 24, 2014 1:05 PM

    Maybe they are misplaced. Maybe they can find them.

  • Watch out... Market Makers are setting up for a downturn, trade volume is not there to handle redemptions.
    Expect a sell-off after hours..

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • More lawsuit's to come... Perhaps
    Should Walgreens gain new customers as fast as its executives resign with lawsuit pending, this would still not be long term buy.
    Walgreens is a long/short investment that has engaged in company rollups over the last 4 years, as this was identified by the hedge funds that Wag Co, had met in Paris and encouraged to do a tax inversion.
    With inversion off the agenda... A activist investor wants the Alliance Boots merger to be put on hold until a outside Investment firm can review AB value.
    Walgreens board responded through its Investor relations dept. and said they are going ahead with this merger by input from the Chairman of its Audit Committee..
    This chairman is the same individual Carl Icahn just force out of his role as a CEO and the SEC with stockholders are waiting for 3 years of downside restated financial earnings..
    This company, Hertz also just stopped all employee pension payments and Walgreens Board has not reviewed his performance..

    GLTA!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • picked up rx today from pharmacy tech. who had at least 5 facial piercings, 2 tattoos on his neck, and an open sore on his face. went home and sold my 700 shares.

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  • Reply to

    Something is about to come out

    by bond1960 Oct 21, 2014 7:37 AM

    Carl would Fire the CFO and definitely give the Boot to 1 or more Board members.
    Can you guess who that would be?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Something is about to come out

    by bond1960 Oct 21, 2014 7:37 AM

    Ichan will make WAG move over sea

  • Shareholder rights?? You have none!!
    This is from Walgreens annual report.. SEC 10-K filing

    Walgreen Co. does not expect to hold an annual meeting of shareholders while the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction and reorganization of Walgreens into a new holding company structure (the "Reorganization") are pending and will hold an annual meeting during its fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 " only if" the Reorganization has not been completed. If the Reorganization is completed, it is currently intended for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. to hold its initial annual meeting of stockholders during its fiscal year ended August 31, 2015 as promptly as practicable following the completion of the Reorganization. If the Reorganization is completed by the first quarter of calendar 2015 as currently expected, Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to hold its initial annual meeting of stockholders ("WBA Annual Meeting") on May 20, 2015 at a time and place to be specified in its proxy statement relating to that meeting. The WBA Annual Meeting will be held only if the Reorganization is completed

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Screw You.. Merger is on!!!

    Nice

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Screw you... Merger is on!!!

    Nice!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • So what is the coherent long term strategy here?
    -Biggest move has been the inelegant, two step acq. of AB. It's a grab bag of retail pharma with a heavy emphasis on cosmetics attached to a far-flung pharma distribution company (where margins are lower than even front-end retail). Remember that AB has been a financial punching bag for PE firms like Unichem and KKR for over a decade.The prescription business is a much lower margin biz in Europe. PE sellers don't sell until they've wrung all the financial engineering moves out of their "asset". There will not be a lot of purchasing synergies as the structure of the Euro markets are much different than the US. Strategic rationale is that the AB people have a great marketing group that will enhance US retail, especially in cosmetics. That's it. Compromised balance sheet to do this.
    -WAG got led around by their nose by hedgies and navel gazed for a long time over the inversion fantasy, remember that ABUnichem pulled this move once by reincorporating to a PO Box in Switzerland to minimize taxes.
    -They missed their own op. income forecast by $1.1b citing trends and realities that even RAD recognized. Now the two top corporate officers are finger pointing in a lawsuit blaming each other for this inexcusable "error" which demonstrates that they don't even understand their core US business, never mind the mess they are acquiring in AB.
    - Response is an increased buyback and a cost cutting program (show me the last company to make real
    money by cutting costs instead of growing their assets)and selling healt
    -They've also botched Duane Reade and are now converting the Duane Reade name over to WAG which is a disastrous idea No history of WAG integrating acq's (this should be concerning given the magnitude of AB), DR is as close to their core biz as can be, DR has been a PE hostage for 20 yrs.
    -Almost forgot the ESRX fiasco.
    -Incoherence at every turn, even trying to sell healthcare assets.
    -What is the good news?

  • Tuesdays motion to suppress memo's, Email and internal communications delayed until November 6th, the Judge needed more time to review the filing and check his Investment Portfolio, just joking about the portfolio.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Bend Over Walgreens Employees

    by amish_tv Aug 6, 2014 4:39 PM

    Add in Walgreens retail Investors

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Bend Over Walgreens Employees

    by amish_tv Aug 6, 2014 4:39 PM

    Paging Doctor Dover.......Doctor Ben Dover !

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • High speed trading is evident on the price increase with bid/ask time executions.
    As Jana Partners announcement did not increase the Selling Price and the E x-CFO
    lawsuit, it would be the optimal time to raise insider investors confidence on Walgreens commitments.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Carl Ichan stepping in

    by abdesslamabdesslam Oct 21, 2014 11:12 AM

    So Then Carl Icahn is giving the Boot to Mark Fissora and the CEO of Walgreens??

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • not confirmed yet

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