Quest Diagnostics Company Profile (NYSE:DGX)

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics logoQuest Diagnostics Incorporated is a provider of diagnostic information services. The Company operates through two businesses: Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. The Company's Diagnostic Information Services business develops and delivers diagnostic testing information and services to patients, physicians, health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations (ACOs), integrated delivery networks (IDNs), other commercial laboratories, employers and others. The Company's Diagnostic Solutions offers a range of solutions for insurers and healthcare providers. The Company provides risk assessment services for the life insurance industry. In addition, the Company offers healthcare organizations and clinicians' health information technology solutions and diagnostic products. ExamOne provides risk assessment services to the life insurance industry in North America. ChartMaxx is the Company's enterprise content management system for hospitals.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Medical Laboratories & Research
  • Sub-Industry: Health Care Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: DGX
  • CUSIP: 74834L10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $85.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $84.07
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $78.68
  • 52-Week Range: $139,016,000.00 - $59.66
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.68
  • P/E Growth: 2.19
  • Market Cap: $11.88B
  • Outstanding Shares: 139,016,000
  • Beta: 0.66
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 11.02%
  • Return on Equity: 14.41%
  • Return on Assets: 6.65%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.84%
  • Current Ratio: 1.36%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.29%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.93)
Consensus Price Target: $81.28 (4.87% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/14/2016Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$90.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016MizuhoReiterated RatingNeutral$86.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Citigroup Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$86.00View Rating Details
7/24/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$78.50 -> $89.50View Rating Details
7/22/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetHold$75.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
6/24/2016Jyske BankDowngradeNeutral -> SellView Rating Details
6/7/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
5/24/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/22/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/16/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/22/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$72.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
4/22/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$70.00 -> $76.00View Rating Details
3/23/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price Target$71.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/16/2015Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
3/27/2015JMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details
3/25/2015Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$77.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
2/23/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$71.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
1/29/2015Craig HallumDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
1/2/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/20/2016        
7/21/2016Q216$1.32$1.34$1.91 billion$1.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$1.12$1.12$1.82 billion$1.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$1.19$1.19$1.85 billion$1.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$1.26$1.28$1.89 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.23$1.25$1.93 billion$1.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.04$1.05$1.85 billion$1.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$1.04$1.08$1.85 billion$1.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$1.08$1.10$1.87 billion$1.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.06$1.08$1.88 billion$1.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.89$0.84$1.75 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.93$0.97$1.74 billion$1.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$1.20$1.02$1.84 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$1.10$1.06$1.84 billion$1.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2013Q1 2013$1.03$0.89$1.86 billion$1.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$1.02$1.01$1.83 billion$1.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2012$1.18$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$1.17$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2012$1.01$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.06$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.11$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$1.12$1.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$1.01$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.91$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.11 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.45 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.00$1.15$1.09
Q2 20165$1.31$1.33$1.32
Q3 20165$1.33$1.39$1.36
Q4 20164$1.27$1.30$1.28
Q1 20172$1.21$1.26$1.24
Q2 20172$1.42$1.45$1.44
Q3 20172$1.44$1.44$1.44
Q4 20172$1.38$1.44$1.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:1.87%
Dividend Growth:29.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:28.02% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.31% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
29.36% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/17/2016quarterly$0.401.88%9/30/201610/4/201610/19/2016
5/18/2016quarterly$0.402.1%7/1/20167/6/20167/20/2016
1/28/2016quarterly$0.402.31%4/4/20164/6/20164/20/2016
12/4/2015quarterly$0.382.22%1/8/20161/12/20161/27/2016
8/18/2015quarterly$0.382.07%10/2/201510/6/201510/21/2015
5/15/2015quarterly$0.382.09%7/6/20157/8/20157/22/2015
1/29/2015quarterly$0.382.13%4/6/20154/8/20154/22/2015
12/4/2014quarterly$0.332.03%1/9/20151/13/20151/28/2015
8/15/2014quarterly$0.332.14%10/3/201410/7/201410/22/2014
5/21/2014quarterly$0.332.3%7/7/20147/9/20147/23/2014
1/30/2014quarterly$0.332.51%4/4/20144/8/20144/23/2014
12/6/2013quarterly$0.301.99%1/3/20141/7/20141/22/2014
8/20/2013quarterly$0.302.03%9/27/201310/1/201310/16/2013
5/21/2013quarterly$0.301.96%6/28/20137/2/20137/17/2013
2/26/2013quarterly$0.302.14%3/28/20134/2/20134/16/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.33%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/19/2016Jenne K BritellDirectorSell4,000$84.76$339,040.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Jenne K BritellDirectorSell4,000$85.20$340,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016Jeffrey M LeidenDirectorSell6,345$85.62$543,258.90View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016John B. ZieglerDirectorSell1,000$84.36$84,360.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Catherine T DohertySVPSell47,334$77.27$3,657,498.18View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Jenne K BritellDirectorSell8,000$75.68$605,440.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Everett CunninghamSVPSell56,312$76.26$4,294,353.12View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Everett CunninghamSVPSell50,447$76.00$3,833,972.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Catherine T DohertySVPSell29,550$74.45$2,199,997.50View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Michael E PrevoznikSVPSell3,261$71.16$232,052.76View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Daniel StanzioneDirectorSell8,000$70.97$567,760.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Gail R WilenskyDirectorSell8,000$72.34$578,720.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015John B ZieglerDirectorSell8,000$71.88$575,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Thomas F BongiornoVPSell3,000$71.50$214,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Jon R CohenSVPSell160,029$63.13$10,102,630.77View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Catherine T DohertySVPSell25,000$60.12$1,503,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Michael E PrevoznikSVPSell14,377$61.01$877,140.77View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Jenne K BritellDirectorSell8,000$62.37$498,960.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Michael E PrevoznikSVPSell16,384$62.51$1,024,163.84View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014John C Md BaldwinDirectorSell8,000$62.31$498,480.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014Thomas F BongiornoVPSell4,000$61.72$246,880.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2014John B ZieglerDirectorSell8,000$61.90$495,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014John ZieglerDirectorSell2,973$57.65$171,393.45View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Gary PfeifferDirectorSell10,000$55.95$559,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Mark GuinanCFOBuy4,000$55.51$222,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Jenne BritellDirectorSell10,000$52.74$527,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Michael PrevoznikSVPSell2,860$52.26$149,463.60View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Gail WilenskyDirectorSell30,000$52.93$1,587,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Timothy MainDirectorBuy5,000$50.71$253,550.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Thomas F BongiornoVPSell16,667$62.49$1,041,520.83View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Thomas F BongiornoVPSell6,000$59.00$354,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013Gary M PfeifferDirectorSell2,000$58.10$116,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Catherine DohertySVPSell43,334$62.00$2,686,708.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Catherine DohertySVPSell33,000$59.85$1,975,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013John ZieglerDirectorSell1,953$59.45$116,105.85View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Thomas BongiornoVPSell10,864$59.33$644,561.12View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Jenne K BritellDirectorSell4,200$58.99$247,758.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Michael E PrevoznikSVPSell126,667$62.64$7,934,420.88View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013John B ZieglerDirectorSell31,362$62.00$1,944,444.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013John C Md BaldwinDirectorSell1,214$59.41$72,123.74View SEC Filing  
4/11/2013John B ZieglerDirectorSell1,470$58.35$85,774.50View SEC Filing  
1/17/2013Gary M PfeifferDirectorSell10,000$60.00$600,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Robert HagemannCFOSell46,667$64.00$2,986,688.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2012Stephen H RusckowskiCEOBuy5,000$59.34$296,700.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)
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