Investors sold shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $24.98 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $44.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $19.51 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Quintiles Transitional Holdings had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Quintiles Transitional Holdings traded up $2.92 for the day and closed at $77.92

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Pacific Crest increased their target price on Quintiles Transitional Holdings from $75.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Quintiles Transitional Holdings from $71.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Quintiles Transitional Holdings from $72.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings in a report on Thursday. Finally, Evercore ISI increased their target price on Quintiles Transitional Holdings from $70.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.37.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $68.45 and a 200-day moving average price of $66.07. The firm has a market cap of $9.32 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.76.

Quintiles Transitional Holdings (NYSE:Q) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.03. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.78 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $1.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Quintiles Transitional Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. will post $3.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Annie H. Lo purchased 502 shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $64.80 per share, with a total value of $32,529.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,062 shares in the company, valued at $133,617.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Kevin K. Gordon sold 24,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.42, for a total value of $1,618,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 41,899 shares in the company, valued at $2,824,830.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of Q. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 36.1% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 15,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,039,000 after buying an additional 4,013 shares during the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 28,633 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,966,000 after buying an additional 1,560 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $2,385,000. Andra AP fonden boosted its stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 39,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,733,000 after buying an additional 5,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Redwood Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of Quintiles Transitional Holdings by 31.1% in the fourth quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 55,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,787,000 after buying an additional 13,080 shares during the last quarter.

Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc is a provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services. The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical therapies. The Company’s segments include Product Development and Integrated Healthcare Services.

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