Since I'm not a short-term trader with regards to WAG, I AM looking at the right numbers. Sales and earnings are what matter long term. And current numbers are outstanding. It's quite evident now that WMT had no effect, contrary to what the bashers have been preaching. The stock price will follow in due time.
I agree the numbers which really count for the stock price increase are the recent sales released today which show that all the doom & gloom was BS (1st Quarter will be outstanding for sales AND profit). I am also long-term so my horizon is much larger than the small-time, short-time traders who frequent this board and bought yesterday or in some cases today and want it to go up NOW! This drop will only be a blip on the graph when you look at it in the future. All of the wimps that need money for Christmas presents will be selling in a panic at every downturn (see ya) The moronic bashers who probably have NO stock will be blowing their brand of continuous babble to try and aggravate but the stock will go up and up and they will eventually go away to try and aggravate people with some other stock that is on the temporary downswing. Ignore,ignore,ignore!
Can you believe all the hand-wringing going on today ... over one day's action/inaction in the market? I can feel the panic in most of the posts. Who cares what the stock does in a day, or a week or a month. All the gloom and doom over the past month and Walgreens still puts up 11.4% SSS, a number way beyond even my optimistic expectations. Walgreens can't do anything about short term stock movements. All the company can do is execute and perform, and man did it ever do just that! When all the panic and uncertainty subsides, the stock will respond.