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Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: Q) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: Q), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18618.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. is 75.67 (with a change from open of 0.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 83.27. Volume today has so far reached 528983, with an average volume of about 1090.08. The GAP for this stock, is -0.36%.

The P/E ratio is 22.8, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.78. The current EPS for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., is 3.33, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 13.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.53%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.90% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.50%. Quarter over quarter is 6.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 46.00%. Shares outstanding is 245.33, while shares float is at a value of 211.83. Float short for Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. is 3.06% and the short ratio is 5.95.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 28.00% and their operating margin is 11.30%. The profit margin is 6.80%.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 10.30%, and on investment, 25.20%. Return on equity is -87.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.82. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.11, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 18.74, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 34.59.

The simple moving averages are -2.40% and 9.39% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.10% and the 52 week low is 37.56%.

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 75.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Laboratories & Research, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry means that Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -5.77%, with performance for the month coming to -2.12%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.22%, and for the half year the performance is 8.60%. Volatility for this week is 2.38% and for the month this is 1.84%.

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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