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NYSE:DGX

Quest Diagnostics - DGX Stock Forecast, Price & News

$145.63
-1.34 (-0.91%)
(As of 01/27/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$145.21
$147.33
50-Day Range
$143.90
$157.28
52-Week Range
$120.40
$158.34
Volume
1.03 million shs
Average Volume
923,609 shs
Market Capitalization
$16.59 billion
P/E Ratio
14.32
Dividend Yield
1.81%
Price Target
$149.55

Quest Diagnostics MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.18 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.7% Upside
$149.55 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.92% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.62
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.72mentions of Quest Diagnostics in the last 14 days
Based on 18 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.68 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-13.20%
From $9.85 to $8.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.77 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

58th out of 1,054 stocks

Medical Laboratories Industry

2nd out of 25 stocks


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About Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) Stock

Quest Diagnostics, Inc. engages in the provision of diagnostic testing, information and services. It operates through the Diagnostic Information Services (DIS) and All Other segments. The DIS segment offers diagnostic information services to patients, clinicians, hospitals, health plans, and employers. The All Other segment consists of risk assessment services, healthcare information technology, diagnostic products, and clinical trials testing businesses. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Secaucus, NJ.

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DGX Stock News Headlines

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DGX Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/20/2021
Ex-Dividend for 2/1 Dividend
1/17/2023
Today
1/29/2023
Dividend Payable
2/01/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/02/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Medical laboratories
Sub-Industry
Health Care Services
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
74834L10
Employees
49,000
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$149.55
High Stock Price Forecast
$165.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$125.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+2.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.18
Research Coverage
11 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.00 billion
Pretax Margin
15.81%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$10.79 billion
Cash Flow
$18.23 per share
Book Value
$52.85 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
111,951,000
Market Cap
$16.59 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.98

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Key Executives

  • James E. Davis
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Sam A. Samad
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Jay G. Wohlgemuth
    Chief Medical Officer, Senior VP-R&D, Medical
  • Gabrielle Wolfson
    SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Timothy U. Sharpe
    Vice President-Compliance













DGX Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Quest Diagnostics stock right now?

11 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Quest Diagnostics in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" DGX shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in DGX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Quest Diagnostics' stock price forecast for 2023?

11 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Quest Diagnostics' stock. Their DGX share price forecasts range from $125.00 to $165.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $149.55 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have DGX shares performed in 2023?

Quest Diagnostics' stock was trading at $156.44 at the beginning of the year. Since then, DGX shares have decreased by 6.9% and is now trading at $145.63.
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Are investors shorting Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,770,000 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the December 15th total of 4,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,110,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.4 days. Approximately 3.3% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Quest Diagnostics' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 2nd 2023.
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How can I listen to Quest Diagnostics' earnings call?

Quest Diagnostics will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 203-369-3056.

How were Quest Diagnostics' earnings last quarter?

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 20th. The medical research company reported $3.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.88 by $1.08. The medical research company earned $2.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.52 billion. Quest Diagnostics had a net margin of 12.00% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.36%. The firm's revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.31 EPS.
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How often does Quest Diagnostics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.66 per share on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 17th.
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Is Quest Diagnostics a good dividend stock?

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.81%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 25.96%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, DGX will have a dividend payout ratio of 30.88% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Quest Diagnostics' stock buyback program work?

Quest Diagnostics declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 4th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 6.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Quest Diagnostics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Quest Diagnostics updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.75-$9.95 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $8.44. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.72 billion-$9.86 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.51 billion.

What is Steve Rusckowski's approval rating as Quest Diagnostics' CEO?

1,053 employees have rated Quest Diagnostics Chief Executive Officer Steve Rusckowski on Glassdoor.com. Steve Rusckowski has an approval rating of 78% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Quest Diagnostics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Quest Diagnostics investors own include CA (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Micron Technology (MU), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Pfizer (PFE), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

What is Quest Diagnostics' stock symbol?

Quest Diagnostics trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DGX."

Who are Quest Diagnostics' major shareholders?

Quest Diagnostics' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include M&G Investment Management Ltd. (0.44%), AEGON ASSET MANAGEMENT UK Plc (0.24%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.24%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (0.16%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.14%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%). Insiders that own company stock include Catherine T Doherty, Daniel Stanzione, Gail R Wilensky, J E Davis, Manner Carrie Eglinton, Mark Guinan, Michael E Prevoznik, Michael J Deppe, Stephen H Rusckowski, Stephen H Rusckowski and Timothy M Ring.
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How do I buy shares of Quest Diagnostics?

Shares of DGX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Quest Diagnostics' stock price today?

One share of DGX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $145.63.

How much money does Quest Diagnostics make?

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) has a market capitalization of $16.59 billion and generates $10.79 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $2.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.17 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Quest Diagnostics have?

The company employs 49,000 workers across the globe.

Does Quest Diagnostics have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Quest Diagnostics: AmeriPath, AmeriPath Cincinnati Inc. (OH), AmeriPath Cleveland Inc. (OH), AmeriPath Consolidated Labs Inc. (FL), AmeriPath Florida LLC (DE), AmeriPath Hospital Services Florida LLC (DE), AmeriPath Inc. (DE), AmeriPath Indianapolis PC (IN), AmeriPath Kentucky Inc. (KY), AmeriPath Lubbock 5.01(A) Corporation (TX), AmeriPath New York LLC (DE), AmeriPath Texas Inc. (DE), AmeriPath Tucson Inc. (AZ), American Medical Laboratories, American Medical Laboratories Incorporated (DE), Associated Clinical Laboratories L.P. (PA), Associated Clinical Laboratories of Pennsylvania L.L.C. (PA), Athena Diagnostics, Athena Diagnostics Inc. (DE), Blueprint Genetics, Blueprint Genetics FZ-LLC (UAE), Blueprint Genetics Inc. (DE), Blueprint Genetics Oy (Finland), California Laboratory Associates, Cape Cod Healthcare - Business, Celera, ClearPoint Diagnostic, Clearpoint Diagnostic Laboratories LLC (TX), Cleveland HeartLab, Cleveland HeartLab Inc. (DE), Clinical Laboratory Partners, Colorado Pathology Consultants P.C. (CO), ConVerge Diagnostic Services, Consolidated DermPath Inc. (DE), DFW 5.01(a) Corporation (TX), DGXWMT JV LLC (DE), Dermatopathology of Wisconsin S.C. (WI), Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma LLC (OK), Diagnostic Pathology Services Inc. (OK), Diagnostic Reference Services Inc. (MD), ExamOne Canada Inc. (New Brunswick), ExamOne LLC (DE), ExamOne World Wide Inc. (PA), ExamOne World Wide of NJ Inc. (NJ), Focus Diagnostics, HemoCue, Hoffman M.D. Associated Pathologists Chartered (NV), Institute for Dermatopathology Inc. (PA), Isabella Street Urban Renewal LLC (NJ), Kailash B. Sharma M.D. Inc. (GA), Kilpatrick Pathology P.A. (NC), LabOne, LabOne LLC (MO), LabOne of Ohio Inc. (DE), Laboratorio de Analisis Biomedicos S.A. (Mexico), Lancet Labs, MACL, Med Fusion LLC (TX), Med fusion, MedPlus, Mid America Clinical Laboratories LLC (IN), Nomad Massachusetts Inc. (MA), Nuclear Medicine and Pathology Associates (GA), Ocmulgee Medical Pathology Association Inc. (GA), Pathology Building Partnership (MD) (gen. ptnrshp.), PeaceHealth Laboratories, PhenoPath Laboratories, PhenoPath Laboratories PLLC (WA), Q Squared Solutions Holdings LLC (DE), Q Squared Solutions Holdings Limited (UK), Quest Diagnostics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (China), Quest Diagnostics Brasil Holdings Ltd. (UK), Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics Clinical Laboratories Inc. (DE), Quest Diagnostics Domestic Holder LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics HTAS India Private Limited (India), Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics Holdings Incorporated (DE), Quest Diagnostics Holdings Ltd. (UK), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (MD), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NV), Quest Diagnostics India Private Limited (India), Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc. (DE), Quest Diagnostics International Holdings Limited (UK), Quest Diagnostics International LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics Investments LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics Ireland Limited (Ireland), Quest Diagnostics LLC (CT), Quest Diagnostics LLC (IL), Quest Diagnostics LLC (MA), Quest Diagnostics Massachusetts LLC (MA), Quest Diagnostics Mexico Holding Company Trust (Mexico), Quest Diagnostics Mexico S de RL de CV (Mexico), Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute (CA), Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Inc. (VA), Quest Diagnostics Receivables Inc. (DE), Quest Diagnostics Subsidiary Holdings Ltd. (UK), Quest Diagnostics TB LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics Terracotta LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics Venture LLC (PA), Quest Diagnostics Ventures LLC (DE), Quest Diagnostics do Brasil Ltda. (Brazil), Quest Diagnostics of Pennsylvania Inc. (DE), Quest Diagnostics of Puerto Rico Inc. (PR), Quest HealthConnect LLC (CA), ReproSource, Reprosource Fertility Diagnostics Inc. (MA), Solstas Lab Partners, Sonora Quest Laboratories LLC (AZ), Specialty Laboratories Inc. (CA), Summit Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center - Anatomic Pathology Outreach Laboratory Business, Unilab Corporation, and Unilab Corporation (DE).
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How can I contact Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics' mailing address is 500 PLAZA DRIVE, SECAUCUS NJ, 07094. The official website for the company is www.questdiagnostics.com. The medical research company can be reached via phone at (973) 520-2700, via email at investor@questdiagnostics.com, or via fax at 201-462-4169.

This page (NYSE:DGX) was last updated on 1/29/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff