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

IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IMS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10051.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is 30.53 (with a change from open of -0.52%), this in conjunction with a target price of 30. Volume today has so far reached 607500, with an average volume of about 986.14. The GAP for this stock, is 0.26%.

The P/E ratio is 73.57, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.35. The current EPS for IMS Health Holdings, Inc., is 0.42, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 307.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 19.87%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for IMS Health Holdings, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.58% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.00%. Quarter over quarter is -47.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 40.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 94.00%. Shares outstanding is 329.22, while shares float is at a value of 326.23. Float short for IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is 2.68% and the short ratio is 8.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.58. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 54.20% and their operating margin is 11.80%. The profit margin is 4.50%.

IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.80%, and on investment, 9.80%. Return on equity is 8.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.69. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.22, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.75 and Price/cash is 27.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 57.76.

The simple moving averages are 3.27% and 15.38% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.36% and the 52 week low is 36.54%.

IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 30.53. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Information Technology Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Information Technology Services industry means that IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.87%, with performance for the month coming to 2.66%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 23.75%, and for the half year the performance is 7.20%. Volatility for this week is 1.48% and for the month this is 1.39%.

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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