Iqvia Holdings Inc (IQV) CFO Sells $1,219,325.00 in Stock

Iqvia Holdings Inc (NYSE:IQV) CFO Michael R. Mcdonnell sold 9,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.35, for a total value of $1,219,325.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

NYSE:IQV traded down $1.30 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $121.85. 1,747,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,279,150. The firm has a market cap of $24.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.73, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.81. Iqvia Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $91.57 and a 1-year high of $135.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41.

Iqvia (NYSE:IQV) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 22nd. The medical research company reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $2.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.58 billion. Iqvia had a return on equity of 13.69% and a net margin of 12.29%. Iqvia’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts expect that Iqvia Holdings Inc will post 5.13 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IQV. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of Iqvia by 14.6% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,392,583 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $180,673,000 after purchasing an additional 177,638 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Iqvia by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 737,718 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $95,711,000 after purchasing an additional 28,123 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc boosted its position in shares of Iqvia by 14.2% in the 3rd quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 54,668 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $7,094,000 after purchasing an additional 6,817 shares during the period. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its position in shares of Iqvia by 12,847.9% in the 3rd quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 64,351 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $496,000 after purchasing an additional 63,854 shares during the period. Finally, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its position in shares of Iqvia by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board now owns 14,400 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,868,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. 89.33% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on IQV. Zacks Investment Research raised Iqvia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Iqvia from $130.00 to $145.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday. Piper Jaffray Companies raised their price target on Iqvia to $131.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price target on Iqvia from $120.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Barclays raised their price target on Iqvia from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $134.41.

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Iqvia Company Profile

IQVIA Holdings Inc provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offers a range of cloud-based applications and related implementation, real-world insights, and reference information services; and strategic and implementation consulting services, such as advanced analytics and commercial processes outsourcing services.

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