Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q): Stock Institutional Investors Like

July 14, 2017 - By test

 Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q): Stock Institutional Investors  Like

Sentiment for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q)

Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) institutional sentiment increased to 1.75 in Q4 2016. Its up 1.00, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. The ratio is better, as 231 investment managers increased and started new holdings, while 132 sold and decreased stakes in Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 216.20 million shares, up from 109.60 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 5 to 16 for an increase of 11. Sold All: 39 Reduced: 93 Increased: 146 New Position: 85.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., formerly Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc., provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The company has market cap of $19.36 billion. The Firm operates through divisions, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. It has a 81.03 P/E ratio. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services.

About 223,836 shares traded. Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) has risen 27.93% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500.

Investors wait Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) to report on July, 26. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.03 EPS, up $0.10 or 10.75 % from last year’s $0.93 same quarter earnings. This translates into $223.04M profit for Q giving the stock a 21.69 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.03 EPS is accurate. Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc’s Wall Street analysts see 1.98 % EPS growth, taking into account the $1.01 EPS reproted in the previous quarter,

Leonard Green & Partners L.P. holds 55.92% of its portfolio in Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc for 7.33 million shares. Tpg Group Holdings (Sbs) Advisors Inc. owns 49.65 million shares or 40.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Brahman Capital Corp. has 18.21% invested in the company for 5.61 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Bain Capital Investors Llc has invested 14.63% in the stock. Cryder Capital Partners Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 194,094 shares.#img1#

Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 28% of Quintiles Transnational’s analysts are positive. Out of 18 Wall Street analysts rating Quintiles Transnational, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 13 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $74 while the high is $95. The stock’s average target of $88.14 is -1.39% below today’s ($89.38) share price. Q was included in 36 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 29. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 27 to “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, December 1. Robert W. Baird downgraded Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) rating on Wednesday, February 15. Robert W. Baird has “Underperform” rating and $74 target. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, December 1 by William Blair. The stock of Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, September 4. As per Tuesday, June 6, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, October 5 with “Buy”.

More recent Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Today’s Research Report Coverage on Medical Labs Stocks — Agilent …” on July 12, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Q Crosses Above Average Analyst Target” on June 20, 2017. Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Quintiles IMS explores sale of contract sales business: sources” with publication date: June 21, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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