Here's something a little more recent, and pertinent.
Thanks for at least admitting that the numbers I cited are accurate.
I see you're using a common Yank tactic - try to muddy the factual waters with other data.
Your earlier post focused exclusively on Fall of 2007, not the 5 year chart. You mentioned that WAG share prices now were no better than the Fall of 2007. Not true, as indicated with the facts of my earlier post. At least you admit that.
Now, what does a 5 year comparison chart have to do with the price of tea in China?
I can compare WAG to AAPL during that same time period and see that AAPL was the better investment. So what? Further, if you want to make money, you should look forward, not backward.
Cure time wrote:
<<Only just lately back to fall 2007 prices!!!! I'd call that pretty unspectacular.>>
Fall 2007 occurred between September 21 and December 21, 2007. Fact check of the records reveals that if you bought at any time between October 1, 2007 (37.20) and December 17, 2007 (36.50) and still held until today, your return would have been between 12.9% and 15%.
Not bad if you're only a "buy and hold them" kind of guy.
Cure time then continued:
<<What do you get as dividend in any number of other major growth stocks--3%-4%? Yep.>>
Cure, if you're going to bash, at least do a little research to ensure the numbers reflect your narrow viewpoint.
It would be if you bought the stock on just one specific date all those years ago.
What about the millions and millions of investors, funds, and institutions who bought on alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the other dates and have realized the TREMENDOUS GROWTH of Walgreens stock. I bet I can put up a heck of a lot more charts showing AMAZING price increases than you can show "unspectacular" nonsense.
Up 16% in one year plus 1.7% Bonus!!!!
I'd call that pretty spectacular.
What do you get in a money market account--0.3% at best?
What do you get if you invest in WalMART stock---broke :-)