So far the only options distributed were automatic grants to outside directors under the Company's 2005 Long Term Incentive Plan.
This suggests to me that we shouldn’t expect any serious upward move of the stock before Marty has distributed to his buddies the options they think they are entitled to.
Perhaps its just that today’s analysts prefer to wait for the guidance of a company before they stick their necks out. So much easier and safer.
I find it amazing how little interest the partnership between WBMD and WBA is generating.
Given that WBMD is the leading health portal and WBA the largest drug retailing chain in the United States, I would have thought at least some analysts would have sat up und taken notice, not to speak of Wall Street as a whole.
But no – nothing. The silence is deafening…
The Walgreens partnership potential
It changes WBMD from just being an advertising agency for big pharma and CPCs and having to rely on revenue from those.
It opens the way to being what Marty’s companies always were: At the service of the public at large, with much more stable and predictable revenue coming from there.
The huge numbers involved will need a much bigger operation, hence the search for much bigger office space.
Those huge numbers will also provide the company with an explosion in revenues.
No – not today. But certainly tomorrow.
Steve, It was only yesterday the two companies announced Walgreens’ Refill & Transfer Prescriptions integration into WebMD's flagship mobile app for iPhone.
I think it is relevant this has been done by the guy who created Medco.
Those who know history will sit up and think.
And no company is ever rated on face value – it always includes potential.
I for my part see a lot of potential in the partnership with Walgreens.
Tracey, I think you hit the nail on its head!
The new generation of analysts has no idea about the sneakiness of Marty Wygod.
The creator of Medco has now teamed up with “Walgreens Refill and Transfer PRESCIPTION service” Ha!
Add to that David Schlanger’s answer to an analyst: “….because of the kind of the breadth of Walgreens' organization, we certainly see additional opportunities to work with them beyond what we've already contracted for.”
Traders will always want lower prices before they buy something.
What we need are INVESTORS, and given the good news coming out yesterday and today the behaviour of the stock is pretty disappointing.
And that will not change as long as the company doesn’t come out with a positive guidance.
In an effort to court advertisers outside its usual terrain, health information publisher WebMD Health Corp. will launch a new video series hosted by a familiar name in health news: “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.
The series, called “WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts,” will debut in the first quarter and will cover a range of health science breakthroughs, from transplantation to 3-D printing.
“Looking forward to 2015, video is going to a big area of content development for us across all our platforms,” said WebMD Chief Executive Officer David Schlanger. “We hope it will attract new categories of advertisers that may not have looked at WebMD as a marketing platform in the past.”
For example, if an automaker wanted to focus on vehicle safety or a tech company wanted to promote its health implications, they could look to WebMD content that jibes with that message, Mr. Schlanger said.
WebMD will announce the new series at The Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, which has increasingly become a must-attend gathering where media companies and major brands establish relationships.
WebMD rakes in the most traffic of any U.S. health publisher, according to data from comScore. Its fleet of sites brought in about 67 million unique visitors in November 2014, a 6% jump from the prior year. Everyday Health, the next most-visited publisher, had about 46 million unique visitors in November, down 5% from the year earlier.
American fashion designer, fashion commentator and former “Project Runway” contestant Nick Verreos is hosting the FashionWare runway shows on Wednesday, January 7 at the WebMD Wellness Lounge at 10 AM, 1 PM and 2:30 PM. He also is scheduled to be in the WebMD booth during the Fashion Shows and will do a meet and greet in the FashionWare booth at 1:30 PM.
Host of Howard Stern’s “The Wrap-Up Show,” Jon Hein will host the Last Gadget Standing and the Mobile Apps Showdown on Thursday, January 8 from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM. Hein will then be available for interviews at the WebMD Wellness Lounge and Studio booth at 4 PM.
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH today completed Step 2 of their strategic partnership to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA), finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012 to create the world’s first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
Under a reorganization merger agreement approved earlier this week by Walgreens shareholders, Walgreens is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Existing shares of Walgreens common stock were converted automatically into shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock on a one-for-one basis. Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock will trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol WBA.
The new global enterprise combines Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the USA; Boots, the market leader in European retail pharmacy; and Alliance Healthcare, the leading international wholesaler and distributor. Together, Walgreens Boots Alliance spans more than 25* countries, with over 12,800* stores, over 370,000* employees and more than 340* pharmaceutical distribution centers serving more than 180,000† pharmacies and other points of care. The merger also brings together a unique brand portfolio of outstanding retail, wholesale, service and product brands, alongside the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network. Walgreens Boots Alliance will be domiciled in the United States and headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.
It might be legal, but it certainly wouldn’t be cricket, as our English friends would say.
In my opinion it would be dishonest, and I would think in Marty Wygod’s opinion as well.
And I really don’t think that Marty would do something like that. It wouldn’t go with his opinion of himself.
Steve, when one buys a stock, the idea is to make money.
They idea is NOT to observe a management team pleased with themselves filling their pockets!
With the price of the stock down, it might be today that management will distribute well deserved new bonuses.
Well, they must be, even though I can’t see any reason for it.
But surely, I can’t believe that management is just a bunch of greedy rascals who use the position entrusted to them to milk this company?
These are men of honour, men who work for the good of the company and its shareholders relentlessly - men who can hold their heads high and should be an example to all those who aspire for greater things in life.
The fact that they haven’t enhanced shareholders value over the years must have some deeper reason, one so deep and complex that it is just too difficult for me to understand.
Could somebody please help me?
I happen to have a friend who is an attourney at the SEC. So far, I never wanted to bother him with my personal problems.
However, as the English duchess would say to her lover, I’ve about had it with WBMD management and their bloody manipulations.
I’m putting a whole file together of what they have done during the years and it I don’t get a satisfying answer from them on my questions, I’m going to send all this off to my friend in the hope that someone at the SEC is not paid to ignore stuff like that.
The situation becomes even more shocking considering that already on Jan 9, 2006 the stock was at the lofty price of 37.29, above today’s price!
In other words, management has done absolute nothing during the past nine years to enhance stockholders value!
Add to this that during all those years management distributed to itself millions of dollars in bonuses in addition to their salaries, one can only feel insulted.
The head swims when reading those figures in the SEC Filings of the Amended Annual Reports of Apr 30, 2013 and Apr 29, 2014, and especially those concerning a certain Cavan M. Redmond are making one’s eyes pop! That chap walked away with a cool $ 11.8million after a very short appearance of a few months and without having done anything that anybody could notice!