IQVIA stock: buy or sell?

IQV stock price: $163.43 -0.43% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


After reaching all time highs on February 12th, IQVIA decreased -0.43% today to $163.43. With Friday it's been 3 red days in a row.

IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.

Should I buy IQVIA stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, IQVIA stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean IQV will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is IQVIA stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for IQV stock for the last month.

IQVIA stock analysis

Daily outlook

IQVIA decreased -0.43% today to $163.43 after topping to all time highs on Feb 12th.

IQVIA decreased -0.43% today to $163.43 after topping to all time highs on Feb/12. On February/12, IQV hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $164.13 recorded on July. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. Since last December when IQV stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $16.90 (11.53%). For the last 35 days when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, IQV price gained $2.46 per share (1.53%).

IQV stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of IQVIA closed this week at $163.43 and declined a lame -0.54%.

IQVIA stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, IQV might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record IQVIA marked last week. By mid December 2019 IQV price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

IQV stock chart (weekly)

IQVIA stock price history

IQVIA IPO was on May 9th, 2013 at $43.76 per share1. Since then, IQV stock surged a 273.50%, with an average of 45.60% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in IQVIA stock in 2013, it would worth $2,735.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

IQVIA stock historical price chart

IQV stock reached all-time highs on Feb/12 with a price of $169.14.

IQVIA stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' IQV stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for IQVIA stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, IQVIA reported its latest financial data, close to analysts' consensus and posted a $1.37 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
IQV earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a remarkable gain of 7.32% to $10,412.00 M USD. Instead, its profit margin (compared to revenues) plunged to 2.49%, that is $259.00 million.

IQV annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$5,460 M-$356 M6.5%-
2015$5,738 M5.08%$387 M6.7%8.65%
2016$6,878 M19.88%$115 M1.7%-70.30%
2017$9,702 M41.06%$1,277 M13.2%1,010.43%
2018$10,412 M7.32%$259 M2.5%-79.72%

Quarterly financial results

IQVIA posted $2,688.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 3.62% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $69.00 million with a profit margin of 2.57%. Profit margin stayed stable a 0.25% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.31%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, IQVIA sales marked a beatiful growth and soared a 5.08%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, IQVIA posted 6 positive quarters in a row.
IQV quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,375 M-$75 M3.2%-
2017-Q3$2,465 M3.79%$84 M3.4%12.00%
2017-Q4$2,558 M3.77%$1,059 M41.4%1,160.71%
2018-Q1$2,563 M0.20%$69 M2.7%-93.48%
2018-Q2$2,567 M0.16%$61 M2.4%-11.59%
2018-Q3$2,594 M1.05%$60 M2.3%-1.64%
2018-Q4$2,688 M3.62%$69 M2.6%15.00%
2019-Q1$2,684 M-0.15%$58 M2.2%-15.94%

IQVIA ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

IQVIA shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.84% of all shares.

Bearish positions for IQV stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to IQVIA:

Market cap$31.7 B
Total shares194.0 M
Float shares192.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)92.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

IQVIA summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$161.57 - $164.35
Previous close$164.14
Session gain-0.43%
Average true range$3.43
50d mov avg$156.86
100d mov avg$150.83
200d mov avg$150.53
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lt06a

IQVIA performance

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IQVIA competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as IQVIA competitor. This doesn't mean IQVIA does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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