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Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 19, 2017

Highbridge Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK) in a research note released on Monday morning. Pegasus Partners Ltd.'s holdings in McKesson were worth $226,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Nevertheless, it is a common misunderstanding that a greater share price directs towards a larger company where stock price might also twist the definite worth of the organization. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 1,137 shares of the company's stock worth $190,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tompkins Financial Corp raised its position in McKesson by 8.8% in the first quarter. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $171.12. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of McKesson by 3.1% in the third quarter. Motco now owns 825 shares of the company's stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC raised its position in McKesson by 15.4% in the first quarter. The company has market cap of $4.06 billion. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA now owns 9,274 shares of the company's stock worth $1,375,000 after buying an additional 196 shares during the period.

Shares of McKesson Co.

McKesson (NYSE:MCK) traded up 0.58% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $144.03. Dubuque Bank & Trust Company sold 7,093 shares as Mckesson Corp (MCK)'s stock declined 11.35%. The firm shows a 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.55% with a 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -9.45%. Vulcan Value Partners LLC now owns 3,461,194 shares of the company's stock worth $486,125,000 after buying an additional 1,775,467 shares in the last quarter. McKesson had a return on equity of 30.05% and a net margin of 0.97%. The business earned $50.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.71 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $3.18 earnings per share. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its position in McKesson by 6.9% in the third quarter. Equities analysts anticipate that McKesson Co. will post $12.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st were given a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 27th. McKesson Corporation's payout ratio is 13.25%.

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McKesson Corporation has 212,052,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 136.17 giving McKesson Corporation a market capitalisation of 28.88B United States dollars.

Investors considering a purchase of McKesson Corp (Symbol: MCK) stock, but cautious about paying the going market price of $137.91/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 2.54 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell.

In other news, Chairman John H. Hammergren sold 100,500 shares of McKesson stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.44, for a total transaction of $15,119,220.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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