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Quest Diagnostics Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.47 (+0.38 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $123.29
50-Day Range
MA: $123.87
52-Week Range
Now: $123.29
Volume781,033 shs
Average Volume1.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.62 billion
P/E Ratio15.24
Dividend Yield1.82%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services in the United States and internationally. The company develops and delivers diagnostic information services, such as routine testing, non-routine and advanced clinical testing, anatomic pathology testing, and other diagnostic information services. It offers diagnostic information services primarily under the Quest Diagnostics brand, as well as under the AmeriPath, Dermpath Diagnostics, Athena Diagnostics, ExamOne, and Quanum brands to patients, clinicians, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health plans, employers, and accountable care organizations through a network of laboratories, patient service centers, phlebotomists in physician offices, call centers and mobile paramedics, nurses, and other health and wellness professionals. The company also offers risk assessment services for the life insurance industry; and healthcare organizations and clinicians robust information technology solutions. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a strategic collaboration with hc1; and strategic relationships with Clinical Genomics Pty Ltd and Anthem Inc. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 1.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.80 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Medical laboratories
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.73 billion
Cash Flow$9.02 per share
Book Value$47.83 per share


Net Income$858 million


Market Cap$16.62 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Estimated)
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Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Quest Diagnostics' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Quest Diagnostics' stock was trading at $99.73 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, DGX shares have increased by 23.6% and is now trading at $123.29.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Quest Diagnostics?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Quest Diagnostics in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Quest Diagnostics?

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When is Quest Diagnostics' next earnings date?

Quest Diagnostics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How were Quest Diagnostics' earnings last quarter?

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 22nd. The medical research company reported $4.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.75 by $0.56. The medical research company had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.71 billion. Quest Diagnostics had a net margin of 13.22% and a return on equity of 19.23%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 42.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.76 earnings per share.
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How often does Quest Diagnostics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 20th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Wednesday, February 3rd. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 19th.
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What guidance has Quest Diagnostics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Quest Diagnostics updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.00-$10.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $8.73. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.8-$9.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.78 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DGX?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Quest Diagnostics' shares. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $151.00. On average, they anticipate Quest Diagnostics' stock price to reach $126.65 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,480,000 shares, an increase of 23.4% from the October 31st total of 2,010,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,310,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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Who are some of Quest Diagnostics' key competitors?

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).

Who are Quest Diagnostics' key executives?

Quest Diagnostics' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen H. Rusckowski, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 63, Pay $2.73M)
  • Mr. Mark J. Guinan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. James E. Davis, Exec. VP of Gen. Diagnostics (Age 57, Pay $1.03M)
  • Ms. Carrie Eglinton Manner, Sr. VP of Advanced Diagnostics (Age 45, Pay $976.36k)
  • Mr. Manuel O. Méndez, Sr. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.43M)
  • Mr. Michael J. Deppe, VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Wolfson, Sr. VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Mr. Shawn C. Bevec, VP of Investor Relation
  • Mr. Michael E. Prevoznik, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)
  • Mr. Timothy Sharpe, VP of Compliance

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.42%), State Street Corp (4.96%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.02%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.83%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.25%) and Morgan Stanley (0.97%). Company insiders that own Quest Diagnostics stock include Catherine T Doherty, Daniel Stanzione, Everett Cunningham, Gail R Wilensky, J E Davis, Manner Carrie Eglinton, Mark Guinan, Michael E Prevoznik, Michael J Deppe and Stephen H Rusckowski.
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Which major investors are selling Quest Diagnostics stock?

DGX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., AXA S.A., Achmea Investment Management B.V., and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Quest Diagnostics company stock in the last year include Catherine T Doherty, Daniel Stanzione, J E Davis, Manner Carrie Eglinton, Michael E Prevoznik, Michael J Deppe, and Stephen H Rusckowski.
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Which major investors are buying Quest Diagnostics stock?

DGX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Morgan Stanley, CI Investments Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Check Capital Management Inc. CA, Clough Capital Partners L P, and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.
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How do I buy shares of Quest Diagnostics?

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

What is Quest Diagnostics' stock price today?

One share of DGX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $123.29.

How big of a company is Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics has a market capitalization of $16.62 billion and generates $7.73 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $858 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.56 on an earnings per share basis. Quest Diagnostics employs 47,000 workers across the globe.

What is Quest Diagnostics' official website?

The official website for Quest Diagnostics is www.questdiagnostics.com.

How can I contact Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics' mailing address is 500 PLAZA DRIVE, SECAUCUS NJ, 07094. The medical research company can be reached via phone at 973-520-2700 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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