Earnings Outlook: Walgreens earnings: Will management give investors a long-term plan they’re happy with?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on Thursday ahead of the opening bell.

The company WBA, -1.08% weathered a tough second quarter, with Chief Executive Stefano Pessina describing it as the most difficult quarter the company has experienced since Walgreens acquired European drugstore chain Alliance Boots in 2014.

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Walgreens shares have declined another 5% since the company reported its second-quarter results in April, and the biggest challenges it faced then — reimbursement pressures and declining profits from generic drugs — are still plaguing it now.

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