Analyst Ratings for Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Updated: 2016-10-05

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for Q. The maximum price target given was 88, implying a possible profit of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 71, implying potential capital losses 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.

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. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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.

Q has traded between a high of 81.25 and a low of 55.01 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.23 percent, and below the high by 3.03 percent. Q has a P/E 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.