NYSE:DGX - Quest Diagnostics Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$110.28 -0.07 (-0.06 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 10:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$110.16
Today's Range$110.03 - $110.28
52-Week Range$90.10 - $112.96
Volume967 shs
Average Volume946,975 shs
Market Capitalization$15.12 billion
P/E Ratio20.44
Dividend Yield1.80%
Beta0.7
Quest Diagnostics logoQuest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information and services in the United States and internationally. The company's Diagnostic Information Services business segment develops and delivers diagnostic testing information and services, such as routine testing, non-routine and advanced clinical testing, gene-based and esoteric testing, anatomic pathology, and other diagnostic information services. This segment 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. Its Diagnostic Solutions segment offers risk assessment services for the life insurance industry; and health information technology solutions for healthcare organizations and clinicians. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Medical laboratories
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services
SectorMedical
SymbolNYSE:DGX
CUSIP74834L10
Phone973-520-2700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.73
Current Ratio1.23
Quick Ratio1.14

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio20.44
Forward P/E Ratio16.68
P/E Growth2.2

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.71 billion
Price / Sales1.94
Cash Flow$7.3179 per share
Price / Cash15.07
Book Value$36.35 per share
Price / Book3.03

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.40
Net Income$772 million
Net Margins10.19%
Return on Equity15.44%
Return on Assets7.23%

Miscellaneous

Employees45,000
Outstanding Shares135,820,000

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quest Diagnostics' stock symbol?

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

How often does Quest Diagnostics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 14th. Investors of record on Monday, July 9th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Monday, July 23rd. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 6th. View Quest Diagnostics' Dividend History.

How will Quest Diagnostics' stock buyback program work?

Quest Diagnostics declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Sunday, April 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 7.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Quest Diagnostics' earnings last quarter?

Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 19th. The medical research company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.52. The medical research company had revenue of $1.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.89 billion. Quest Diagnostics had a return on equity of 15.44% and a net margin of 10.19%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.33 EPS. View Quest Diagnostics' Earnings History.

When is Quest Diagnostics' next earnings date?

Quest Diagnostics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Quest Diagnostics.

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

Quest Diagnostics issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.50-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.70-7.77 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.72 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DGX?

20 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Quest Diagnostics' shares. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $123.00. On average, they expect Quest Diagnostics' share price to reach $110.4706 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Quest Diagnostics.

Who are some of Quest Diagnostics' key competitors?

Who are Quest Diagnostics' key executives?

Quest Diagnostics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen H. Rusckowski, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Mark J. Guinan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Catherine T. Doherty, Sr. VP and Group Exec. of Clinical Franchise Solutions & Marketing (Age 55)
  • Mr. James E. Davis, Exec. VP of Gen. Diagnostics (Age 55)
  • Ms. Carrie Eglinton Manner, Sr. VP of Advanced Diagnostics (Age 43)

Has Quest Diagnostics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about DGX stock have trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quest Diagnostics earned a media sentiment score of 0.48 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the medical research company an impact score of 45.56 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Quest Diagnostics' major shareholders?

Quest Diagnostics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.47%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.70%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.79%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.75%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.71%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.50%). Company insiders that own Quest Diagnostics stock include Catherine T Doherty, Daniel Stanzione, J E Davis, Jeffrey M Leiden, Jenne K Britell, John B Ziegler, Jon R Cohen, Mark Guinan, Michael E Prevoznik, Robert A Klug and Stephen H Rusckowski. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Quest Diagnostics.

Which institutional investors are selling Quest Diagnostics stock?

DGX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Element Capital Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS Group AG, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Northern Trust Corp and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold Quest Diagnostics company stock in the last year include Catherine T Doherty, Daniel Stanzione, J E Davis, Jeffrey M Leiden, Jon R Cohen, Mark Guinan, Robert A Klug and Stephen H Rusckowski. View Insider Buying and Selling for Quest Diagnostics.

Which institutional investors are buying Quest Diagnostics stock?

DGX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Polaris Capital Management LLC and FIL Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Quest Diagnostics.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Quest Diagnostics' stock price today?

One share of DGX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $110.28.

How big of a company is Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics has a market capitalization of $15.12 billion and generates $7.71 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $772 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.40 on an earnings per share basis. Quest Diagnostics employs 45,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics' mailing address is 500 PLAZA DRIVE, SECAUCUS NJ, 07940. The medical research company can be reached via phone at 973-520-2700 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  319 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  591 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  910
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Quest Diagnostics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DGX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DGX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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