McKesson Corporation: Pharmaceutical Distribution Industry

  • Reference: IVEY-9B20N017-E

  • Year: 2018

  • Number of pages: 27

  • Geographic Setting: United States

  • Publication Date: Jun 10, 2020

  • Fecha de edición: Jun 10, 2020

  • Source: Ivey Business School (Canada)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Industry Setting: Health Care Services;

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On October 27, 2017, the share price of McKesson Corporation and two other major US pharmaceutical distributors dropped by 7–12 per cent over only a few days. The stock price drop was fuelled by reports that Amazon Inc. had quietly acquired wholesales pha

Learning Objective

This case is suitable for use in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on value investing. After completion of this case and assignment questions, students will be able to: ·Identify and describe the conditions for relaxing the screening or assessme


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