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Walgreen Co. Message Board

  • marketstratagist marketstratagist Dec 6, 1998 4:25 PM Flag


    walgreens is not as invincible as some on the
    board would lead yu to believe. The drugstore industry
    is extremely saturated and will continue to get more
    competitve. Kmart,walmart,dominicks, and others continue to
    put pharmacies within their stores. Yes, walgreen
    bulls will say that their technology and service is
    better than the others. I will say that some consumers
    like myself want a one-stop shop for their goods at an
    affordable price. Walgreens meets neither of these
    requirements. On a brighter note, wag's balance sheet is
    immaculate and their earnings are consistent. The aging of
    baby-boomers has already been factored into this stock. The
    bottom line is the drugstore chains future earnings
    growth and profit margins are not deserving of present
    price earnings multiples.

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    • The fact that 100-1000 people on average will
      retire each day for the next 20 years has already been
      factored into this stock?

      Has the number of drugs,
      which will most likely increase, that are available by
      prescription only been factored into this stock?

      really don't think so, especially since that are still
      areas where Walgreen's doesn't reach in the US.
      Walgreen's going to Japan and China, best time to go there
      is now right? Has this been factored into the

      I give you one point, future earnings growth is
      what drives big institutional investors to purchase
      shares in Walgreens. But you guys in the stock market
      are driven by psychological factors more so than real
      economic indicators. Get off that high

      Walgreen's is a'll take someone big to knock it
      down, and the industry is consolidating, not becoming
      more, purchase of genovese by some
      other chain...


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