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How to buy PRA Health Sciences stock

Learn how to easily invest in PRA Health Sciences stock.

PRA Health Sciences Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. PRA Health Sciences shares (PRAH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PRA Health Sciences employs 18,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PRA Health Sciences stock price (NASDAQ: PRAH)

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PRA Health Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-29.
Latest market close$170.92
52-week range$0.00 - $0.00
50-day moving average $169.44
200-day moving average $149.58
Wall St. target price$165.40
PE ratio 50.5229
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.27

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Is it a good time to buy PRA Health Sciences stock?

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PRA Health Sciences price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $170.92 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2022-06-25) N/A
1 month (2022-06-02) N/A
3 months (2022-04-02) N/A
6 months (2022-01-02) N/A
1 year (2021-07-02) N/A
2 years (2020-07-06) 77.95%
3 years (2019-07-05) 73.26%
5 years (2017-07-06) 131.44%

Is PRA Health Sciences stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing PRA Health Sciences stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PRA Health Sciences's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PRA Health Sciences's P/E ratio

PRA Health Sciences's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, PRA Health Sciences shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

PRA Health Sciences's PEG ratio

PRA Health Sciences's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0426. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PRA Health Sciences's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PRA Health Sciences's EBITDA

PRA Health Sciences's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $435.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PRA Health Sciences's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PRA Health Sciences financials

Revenue TTM $3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.1%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.76%
Return on equity TTM 16.02%
Profit margin 6.4%
Book value $24.03
Market capitalisation $10.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PRA Health Sciences share dividends

We're not expecting PRA Health Sciences to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

PRA Health Sciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PRA Health Sciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRAH.US volatility(beta: 1.33)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PRA Health Sciences's is 1.3272. This would suggest that PRA Health Sciences's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PRA Health Sciences overview

PRA Health Sciences, Inc. , a contract research organization, provides outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Clinical Research and Data Solutions. The Clinical Research segment offers product registration services, including clinical trial management, project management, regulatory affairs, therapeutic expertise, clinical operations, data and programming, safety and risk management, biostatistics and medical writing, quality assurance, and late phase services. It also provides strategic solutions, such as embedded, functional services provider, staff augmentation, and custom-built development solutions, as well as commercialization services; and early development services for Phase I and Phase IIa studies, as well as bioanalytical analysis. The Data Solutions segment offers data, analytics, technology, and consulting solutions to the life sciences market. Its services include market intelligence services, such as targeting and compensation, and pharmaceutical audit suite services; consulting and services comprising brand analytics, managed markets, commercial effectiveness, and scientific studies/clinical hubs; and technology-enabled products and services that allow clients to access and analyze Symphony Health and integrated third-party data.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PRA Health Sciences is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.231% of PRA Health Sciences shares are held by insiders and 96.628% by institutions.
How many people work for PRA Health Sciences?
Latest data suggests 18,100 work at PRA Health Sciences.
When does the fiscal year end for PRA Health Sciences?
PRA Health Sciences's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PRA Health Sciences based?
PRA Health Sciences's address is: 4130 ParkLake Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States, 27612
What is PRA Health Sciences's ISIN number?
PRA Health Sciences's international securities identification number is: US69354M1080
What is PRA Health Sciences's CUSIP number?
PRA Health Sciences's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 69354M108

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