Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) – Research analysts at William Blair upped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research report issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the medical research company will post earnings per share of $4.57 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.52. William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $93.42 price target on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Quintiles Transitional Holdings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.34 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $5.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.03 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on Q. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $98.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price target on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Friday. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $96.00 price target (up from $87.00) on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a research note on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Quintiles Transitional Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $89.88.

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in Q. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 30.8% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,469 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 346 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 142.5% in the second quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 1,370 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 805 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 187.1% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,774 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,156 shares during the last quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $160,000. Finally, Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. bought a new position in Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $170,000. 91.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Quintiles Transitional Holdings news, Director John G. Danhakl sold 761,143 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total transaction of $63,943,623.43. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Jack M. Greenberg sold 6,092 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $502,590.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,930 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $241,725. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 8,758,400 shares of company stock valued at $735,783,985. 6.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, May 24th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the medical research company to repurchase up to 5.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

About Quintiles Transitional Holdings

Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc, formerly Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The Company operates through segments, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services.

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