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William Blair Upgrades Rating On Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q)

William Blair Upgrades Rating On Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q)

The stock's average target of $10.67 is -18.67% below today's ($13.12) share price. The price now stands at $91.14.

Q has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. Jefferies maintained Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) on Tuesday, June 6 with "Hold" rating. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $101.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Friday, March 31st. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $88.22.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) opened at 90.42 on Friday. Company shares last traded at $90.53 marginally over the 50 day moving average which is $89.50 and slightly over the 200 day moving average of $82.85. The company has a market cap of $20.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 201.97 and a beta of 0.64. During the past six months, Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc.

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Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) previously issued its periodic earnings reports on early Wed, May 3rd. The medical research company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.06.

Now the return on equity is 2.10% and its debt to equity is 1.10. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.93 earnings per share. The company's quarterly revenue was up 68.7% on a year-over-year basis. They expect $0.11 earnings per share, down 26.67% or $0.04 from last year's $0.15 per share. Eaton Vance Management has invested 0.02% in Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q). This repurchase authorization permits the medical research company to repurchase up to 5.4% of its shares through open market purchases.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, May 24th that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. Massachusetts-based State Street Corp has invested 0.02% in Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q). "(NYSE:Q)" was first reported by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & global copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/08/03/ngam-advisors-l-p-decreases-stake-in-quintiles-transitional-holdings-inc-nyseq.html. With 949,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 11 days to cover their Q's short positions. (NYSE:Q) by 8.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Also, Director John G. Danhakl sold 761,143 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total transaction of $72,248,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. The stock was unloaded at a price range of of $84.01, amounting to $599,089,171.65. executives unloaded a total of 8,758,400 stocks of company shares valued $735,783,985 in the previous around three months. corporate executives has an ownership of 6.40% of the firms stock. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 18.7% in the first quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 2,153 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $173,000 after buying an additional 339 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,482 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $361,000 after buying an additional 1,172 shares in the last quarter. It also increased its holding in Fireeye Inc Com (NASDAQ:FEYE) by 66,723 shares in the quarter, for a total of 514,738 shares, and has risen its stake in Ryanair Hldgs Plc Sponsored Adr Ne. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the first quarter worth $766,000. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,930 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $241,725.

About shares traded. Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) has risen 27.93% since August 4, 2016 and is uptrending.

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