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When Should You Buy IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IQV)?

Simply Wall St

IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IQV) saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on IQVIA Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for IQVIA Holdings

Is IQVIA Holdings still cheap?

According to my valuation model, IQVIA Holdings seems to be fairly priced at around 4.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy IQVIA Holdings today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $110.27, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. In addition to this, IQVIA Holdings has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.

Can we expect growth from IQVIA Holdings?

NYSE:IQV Past and Future Earnings March 26th 2020

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for IQVIA Holdings. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? IQV’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on IQV, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on IQVIA Holdings. You can find everything you need to know about IQVIA Holdings in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in IQVIA Holdings, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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