Analyst Ratings for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Updated: 2016-10-05

A number of analysts gave price targets for Q. The most optimistic price target was 88, implying a possible profit of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 71, implying a possible loss 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.26 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.19 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of Q to grow at a rate of 12.66 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of Q is 1.87.

In the trailing 52-weeks, Q hit 81.25 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.