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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS

IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Information Technology Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMSĀ  has a market cap of 10077.42. Since its IPO date on the 4/4/2014, IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS performance year to date is 20.18%. Today IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS has gained 0.99%, with a current price of 30.61.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 9.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.53. While Total debt/equity is 2.58. With a profit margin of 4.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.20%, and operating margin of 11.80%. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS has seen a EPS growth of 307.40%. A performance for the year of 4.01%. The 52-week high is -3.10%, and the 52-week low is 36.90%. The average volume for IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS is 725700.

With a target price of 30, can IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of IMS Health Holdings, Inc., IMS. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a P/E of 73.76 and a forward P/E of 17.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.71. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.23 and 5.76 respectively. For P/cash, IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a value of 27.38, while it is 57.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.61, IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 8.40%.

Looking more long-term IMS Health Holdings, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.58% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 307.40% for this year and for the last five years a 40.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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