Andra AP fonden boosted its position in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) by 16.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,700 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 2,600 shares during the period. Andra AP fonden’s holdings in Quintiles Transitional Holdings were worth $1,778,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 2.3% during the third quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. now owns 49,847 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $4,739,000 after purchasing an additional 1,104 shares during the period. Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 15.5% during the third quarter. Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC now owns 453,320 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $43,097,000 after purchasing an additional 60,890 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the third quarter valued at approximately $15,965,000. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 5.8% during the third quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 9,218,227 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $876,377,000 after purchasing an additional 506,780 shares during the period. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 27.9% during the third quarter. Bremer Trust National Association now owns 14,962 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $1,423,000 after purchasing an additional 3,266 shares during the period. 94.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Quintiles Transitional Holdings news, major shareholder Cpp Investment Board Private H sold 5,218,245 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.33, for a total transaction of $507,891,785.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider James H. Erlinger III sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.52, for a total value of $945,200.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 27,340 shares in the company, valued at $2,584,176.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 14,175,702 shares of company stock worth $1,361,299,848 over the last 90 days. 6.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) opened at $104.05 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $21,987.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.65. Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $71.90 and a fifty-two week high of $110.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The medical research company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $2.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Quintiles Transitional Holdings had a return on equity of 12.60% and a net margin of 0.58%. Quintiles Transitional Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 77.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.00 EPS. equities analysts predict that Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. will post 4.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. KeyCorp downgraded Quintiles Transitional Holdings to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Quintiles Transitional Holdings from $96.00 to $121.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Mizuho downgraded Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $114.00 price objective on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.15.

About Quintiles Transitional Holdings

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc, formerly Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The Company operates through segments, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services.

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