Consensus Estimates and Trading Data for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:Q) have moved within the range of $70.10 to $108.43. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $107.17, which is 1.16% lower than its 52-week high.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 7.78%, and a 50-day SMA of 10.46%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $22.59 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

When considering entering a position, it is crucial to understand the average enthusiasm level expressed by Wall Street analysts for that particular stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) is Outperform.

Publicly-traded organizations typically post revenue and earnings results that fall either above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) delivered a 0.21% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $2.02 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $2.01 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) delivered a 4.72% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.19 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.14 per share.

Ownership at Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies’ most recent 13F filings. Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) has 0.21 billion shares outstanding currently, 99.68% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $22.68 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q), there were 78 new positions totaling 8,171,514 shares of the company’s stock. There were 33 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 858,156 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

A stock’s average trade volume, as recorder over the short, medium and long terms, is helpful to analyze in order to gain a better understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (Q) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,532,560 shares, with an average of 80% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,362,190 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,693,238 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.