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PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASD:PRAH) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASD:PRAH) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 4 and a Sell Date of September 18 has resulted in a geometric average return of 18.01% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 6 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 6 years by an average of 0.71% per year.

The seasonal timeframe is Inline with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 6 years of data is available for shares of PRAH, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

PRA Health Sciences is a global contract research organization that provides drug development and clinical trial services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. Its services run from early- to late-stage clinical trial outsourcing with varying levels of support, including one-off specialized staffing services to strategic partnerships where PRA handles nearly all aspects of the trial. In 2017, PRA acquired Symphony Health, a healthcare data and analytics provider.

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