Analyst Ratings for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Updated: 2016-10-05

Several price targets were given for Q by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 88, which equates to a potential upside of 11.69 percent. The lowest price target was 71, implying a possible loss of -9.89 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.19 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Q has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.66 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. Q has a PEG ratio of 1.87.

Q has traded between a high of 81.25 and a low of 55.01 over the past year. Today's price is 43.23 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.03 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.