Analyst Ratings for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Updated: 2016-10-05

Q was given price targets by several analysts. 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. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 1.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of Q's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.66 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. Q has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 3.03 percent. 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 market cap of Q is $9.28 billion. Q's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.