Technical Coverage on Select Services' Stocks -- Rite Aid, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Sears, and Dillard's

Jul 26, 2016, 07:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- reviews the Services sector, which makes up two-thirds of the U.S. economic activity. Given its broad scope, competition is fierce and companies are constantly strengthening their brands, improving their offerings, and attracting more buyers in. We take a look at these four familiar stocks and see where they stand in the market today: Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), and Dillard's Inc. (NYSE: DDS). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their freenotes at:

Rite Aid 

On Monday, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania headquartered Rite Aid Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 6.36 million shares, and ended the session 1.47% higher at $6.92. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the U.S., are trading 8.21% below their 50-day moving average. The stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 38.26.

On June 16th, 2016, Rite Aid reported operating results for its first fiscal 2017 quarter ended May 28, 2016. For Q1 FY17, the company reported revenues of $8.2 billion, up 23.1% on y-o-y basis. Q1 FY17 adjusted net income per diluted share of $0.01 compared to adjusted net income per diluted share of $0.02 in the year ago period. The company reported adjusted EBITDA of $286.0 million, or 3.5% of revenues. Free notes on RAD are available at:

Walgreens Boots Alliance 

Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.27% higher at $81.57, and with a total volume of 3.35 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 1.93% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 1.14% and 0.34% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company, have an RSI of 49.90.

On July 06th, 2016, Walgreens Boots Alliance announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2016 ended May 31st, 2016. Adjusted Q3 FY16 net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance increased 14.7% to $1.3 billion compared with the same quarter a year ago, while adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance per diluted share for Q3 FY16 increased 15.7% to $1.18 compared with the same quarter a year ago. Net sales in Q3 FY16 were $29.5 billion, an increase of 2.4% over the year-ago quarter, or 3.3% on a constant currency basis.

On July 07th, 2016, research firm FBR Capital reiterated its 'Market Perform' rating with a decrease of the target price to $85 a share from $90 a share for the Company's stock. The complimentary notes on WBA can be accessed at:

Sears Holdings 

Shares in Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. recorded a trading volume of 499,881 shares and ended yesterday's trading session 4.34% higher at $15.63. The stock has advanced 12.93% in the past month. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 18.70%. Furthermore, shares in Sears Holdings, which operates as a retailer in the U.S., have an RSI of 62.98.

On July 15th, 2016, Kmart, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings, announced that it is teaming up with Risewear™ to launch a new lifestyle athleisure brand of maximum performance footwear via "The Rise™ Challenge". Together, Risewear and Kmart - the exclusive U.S. retailer provide access to top-performing contemporary shoes without breaking the budget for shoppers and fans.The line features shoes for the whole family, including men's basketball, athletic and casual shoes and sandals, all under $45.00. Additionally, women's and kids' lines will be added this holiday season. Visit us today and access our complete notes on SHLD at:


Little Rock, Arkansas-based Dillard's Inc.'s stock finished Monday's session 4.43% higher at $66.07. A total volume of 614,196 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 571,370 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 10.16% in the last one month and 0.75% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 9.83%. Additionally, shares of Dillard's, which operates as a fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the U.S., have an RSI of 65.13. Get free access to your notes on DDSat:

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