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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA rose 7.43% to $50.77 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. closed $6.28 below its 52-week high ($57.05), which the company achieved on April 6th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as CVS Health Corp. CVS rose 1.68% to $84.56 and PetMed Express Inc. PETS rose 0.70% to $27.33. Trading volume (29.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.8 M.

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