Analyst Ratings for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Updated: 2016-10-05

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for Q. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 88, implying potential capital gains of 11.69 percent. The minimum price target given was 71, which equates to a potential downside of -9.89 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.56 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.19 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of Q to grow at a rate of 12.66 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. Q has a PEG ratio of 1.87.

In the last 52-weeks, Q has achieved a high of 81.25 and a low of 55.01. Currently the stock is 43.23 percent higher than its low, and 3.03 percent below the high. Q has a price/earnings ratio of 23.67. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The Q value stock report compares Q to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.28 billion. Q is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.