Walgreens: Fiscal Q3 earnings snapshot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. today reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $289 million.

On a per-share basis, the company said it had profit of 33 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 96 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 95 cents per share.

The largest U.S. drugstore chain posted revenue of $32.6 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $32.74 billion.