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Is IMS Health Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: IMS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IMS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/4/2014. IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is in the Information Technology Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for IMS Health Holdings, Inc., is 1019.58, and so far today it has a volume of 1011400. Performance year to date since the 4/4/2014 is 19.75%.

To help you determine whether IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 73.49 and forward P/E is 17.33. PEG perhaps more useful shows that IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a value for PEG of 6.68. P/S ratio is 3.22 and the P/B ratio is 5.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 27.29 and 57.71 respectively.

At the current price IMS Health Holdings, Inc. is trading at, 30.5 (1.67% today), IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.42, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.58% after growing 307.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -47.20%, and 8.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 329.22, and the number of shares float is 326.23. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 94.00%. The float short is 2.68%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.80%, and also a return on investment of 9.80%.

The ability for IMS Health Holdings, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.53 and total debt/equity is 2.58. In terms of margins, IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a gross margin of 54.20%, with its operating margin at 11.80%, and IMS Health Holdings, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.50%.

The 52 week high is -3.94%, with 36.40% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.67% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.55%.

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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