These two stocks are in the limelight since the start of this year: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) and Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG)

On Nov 05, Pagni Marco Patrick Anthony, EVP, Global CAO and GC sold 234,355 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), with the average selling price of the stock being $63.16 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $14,801,862. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, EVP, Global CAO and GC – Pagni Marco Patrick Anthony sold an extra 123,496 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Aug 15, with a share sold at an average of $50.06 and a total of $6,182,210 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the EVP, Global CAO and GC – Pagni Marco Patrick Anthony was left with 234,355 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $11731811.3.

The recent price movement of WBA means that it is now down by -32.02% from its 52-week high and 19.66% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of WBA stands at 5.38% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.07%. The beta score for this stock is 0.87. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/28/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.46 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.43 by 0.03. The revenue by the firm was 34.59B for the quarter.

The shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) dropped by -1.38%, leading to a loss of -$0.82 per share, and saw WBA end the trading session at $58.67 on Thursday 11/07/19. WBA started the trading session at $59.82, before reaching a daily high of $60.795. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $58.56.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 9843975, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 5.33 million shares, out of a total 744.88M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 49.99 billion.

The shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG) went up by 1.35% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $38.19, which was higher than the previous closing price of $37.68. Over the past one week, the price of CFG has jumped by 8.62%, while it has recorded a gain of 15.76% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw CFG gain 14.65% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 5.94%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 1.22%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 28.46%. The stock price has gone up by +21.84% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.91% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 4,266,195 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 4,339,486 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see CFG stock with a 100-Day average volume of 4,483,051 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves CFG with an average rating of 88% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports CFG stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 08, 2019, Citigroup lowered its ratings on CFG from a Neutral to a Sell. In an earlier report on July 29, 2019, Argus Upgrade the stock from a Hold to a Buy. Citigroup meanwhile in its report on July 12, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Neutral” to “Neutral”.

In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 716 institutions currently hold the CFG stock. In the last quarter, a 443,733,435 CFG shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 77 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 59 institutions sold their entire CFG reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 290 increased their investment while 346 decreased their investment in the stock.