Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 66,830 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 4,640 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Quintiles Transitional Holdings were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 2.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,789,723 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,144,680,000 after purchasing an additional 280,893 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV lifted its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 53.3% during the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 18,959 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,697,000 after purchasing an additional 6,591 shares during the last quarter. Key Square Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the second quarter worth $2,738,000. AXA lifted its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 85.4% during the second quarter. AXA now owns 251,830 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $22,539,000 after purchasing an additional 115,993 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 5.4% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 832,571 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $74,515,000 after purchasing an additional 42,733 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.29% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Ari Bousbib sold 46,080 shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.14, for a total transaction of $4,983,091.20. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,036,839 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $112,123,769.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider James H. Erlinger III sold 10,000 shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.51, for a total value of $1,005,100.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 27,340 shares in the company, valued at $2,747,943.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 14,162,302 shares of company stock worth $1,359,495,910. 6.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $98.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. William Blair raised Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $70.10 to $93.42 in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $94.00 target price on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 target price (up from $87.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Ten 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. Quintiles Transitional Holdings has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $102.33.

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Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (Q) opened at $108.02 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $22,826.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.66, a PEG ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.65. 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 Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $71.90 and a fifty-two week high of $109.00.

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

Quintiles Transitional Holdings Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q)

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