News articles about Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quintiles Transitional Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the medical research company an impact score of 46.0452850311934 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings (Q) traded down $1.14 on Tuesday, hitting $102.91. The stock had a trading volume of 1,532,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,501,492. The stock has a market cap of $21,987.17, a PE ratio of 23.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.65. Quintiles Transitional Holdings has a twelve month low of $71.90 and a twelve month high of $110.67. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The medical research company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $2.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 revenue for the quarter was up 77.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.00 EPS. analysts expect that Quintiles Transitional Holdings will post 4.62 earnings per share for the current year.

Q has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Mizuho cut shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $90.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays PLC set a $100.00 price target on Quintiles Transitional Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Sunday, September 24th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.15.

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In other news, insider Ari Bousbib sold 46,080 shares of the stock in a transaction on 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 owns 1,036,839 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $112,123,769.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider James H. Erlinger III sold 10,000 shares of the 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 directly owns 27,340 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,584,176.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 14,175,702 shares of company stock worth $1,361,299,848. Corporate insiders own 6.40% of the company’s stock.

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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