Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) Earns “Outperform” Rating from Credit Suisse Group

Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a report released on Monday, October 16th, The Fly reports. They currently have a $110.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $98.00. Credit Suisse Group’s price target points to a potential upside of 4.27% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on Q. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $96.00 target price (up from $87.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Robert W. Baird raised Quintiles Transitional Holdings from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $76.00 to $93.00 in a report on Friday, July 7th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $98.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, William Blair raised Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $70.10 to $93.42 in a report on Friday, August 4th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $94.77.

Shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE Q) opened at 105.50 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $22.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 305.80 and a beta of 0.62. Quintiles Transitional Holdings has a 12 month low of $70.10 and a 12 month high of $106.65. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $97.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $90.20.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The medical research company reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $2.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.01 billion. Quintiles Transitional Holdings had a return on equity of 14.23% and a net margin of 0.82%. The company’s revenue was up 77.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.00 EPS. Analysts expect that Quintiles Transitional Holdings will post $4.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, insider Ari Bousbib sold 92,160 shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.35, for a total transaction of $8,326,656.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 1,082,919 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $97,841,731.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kevin C. Knightly sold 20,000 shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.28, for a total transaction of $1,805,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 46,826 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,227,451.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 14,208,382 shares of company stock valued at $1,362,839,475 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 6.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings in the third quarter worth approximately $296,000. Paragon Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings in the third quarter worth approximately $624,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 35.3% in the third quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 73,423 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $6,980,000 after buying an additional 19,139 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 7.5% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 66,830 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $6,354,000 after buying an additional 4,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Braun Stacey Associates Inc. bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings in the third quarter worth approximately $12,513,000. 93.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Quintiles Transitional Holdings

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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