Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (Q) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $82.93.

Q has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $81.00 to $80.00 in a report on Friday, February 3rd. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price target for the company from $80.00 to $74.00 in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. Credit Suisse Group AG began coverage on shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings in a report on Friday, March 31st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $89.00 target price for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings in a report on Monday, April 3rd.

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Shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings (NYSE:Q) traded down 0.45% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $82.51. 438,544 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $79.31 and its 200 day moving average is $77.57. Quintiles IMS Holdings has a one year low of $61.21 and a one year high of $83.04. The firm has a market cap of $19.45 billion, a PE ratio of 108.57 and a beta of 0.68.

Quintiles IMS Holdings (NYSE:Q) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The medical research company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.04. The business earned $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. Quintiles IMS Holdings had a net margin of 6.55% and a negative return on equity of 212.51%. The business’s revenue was up 73.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.90 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Quintiles IMS Holdings will post $4.48 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in Quintiles IMS Holdings by 158.5% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,272 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 780 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Quintiles IMS Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $136,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in Quintiles IMS Holdings by 36,400.0% in the third quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,825 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 1,820 shares in the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. purchased a new stake in Quintiles IMS Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $229,000. Finally, S&CO Inc. purchased a new stake in Quintiles IMS Holdings during the third quarter worth about $243,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 45.89% of the company’s stock.

Quintiles IMS Holdings Company Profile

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc, formerly Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The Company operates through segments, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services.

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