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NYSE:DGXQuest Diagnostics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$121.15
+1.01 (+0.84 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$119.45
Now: $121.15
$121.79
50-Day Range
$104.55
MA: $120.77
$130.01
52-Week Range
$73.02
Now: $121.15
$131.81
Volume810,700 shs
Average Volume1.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.27 billion
P/E Ratio21.99
Dividend Yield1.85%
Beta1.4
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services in the United States and internationally. The company develops and delivers diagnostic testing information and 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 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.99 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.73 billion
Cash Flow$8.80 per share
Book Value$42.22 per share

Profitability

Net Income$858 million

Miscellaneous

Employees47,000
Market Cap$16.27 billion
Next Earnings Date10/27/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$121.15
+1.01 (+0.84 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Quest Diagnostics' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Quest Diagnostics' stock was trading at $99.73 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, DGX stock has increased by 21.5% and is now trading at $121.15.
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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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When is Quest Diagnostics' next earnings date?

Quest Diagnostics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 27th 2020.
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How were Quest Diagnostics' earnings last quarter?

Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 23rd. The medical research company reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.01. The medical research company earned $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.81 billion. Quest Diagnostics had a net margin of 9.99% and a return on equity of 13.78%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.73 earnings per share.
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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, May 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 8th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Wednesday, July 22nd. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 7th.
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What guidance has Quest Diagnostics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Quest Diagnostics updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.60-$8.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.22. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.0-$8.6 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.52 billion.

What price target have analysts set for DGX?

17 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Quest Diagnostics' shares. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $151.00. On average, they expect Quest Diagnostics' stock price to reach $125.53 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.6% from the stock's current price.
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Has Quest Diagnostics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about DGX stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Quest Diagnostics earned a news impact score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the medical research company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
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Are investors shorting Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,650,000 shares, a drop of 16.7% from the April 30th total of 5,580,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,230,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 3.5% of the company's shares 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), Micron Technology (MU), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Gilead Sciences (GILD), NVIDIA (NVDA), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

Who are Quest Diagnostics' key executives?

Quest Diagnostics' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen H. Rusckowski, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Mark J. Guinan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Ms. Catherine T. Doherty, Sr. VP and Group Exec. of Clinical Franchise Solutions & Marketing (Age 56)
  • Mr. James E. Davis, Exec. VP of Gen. Diagnostics (Age 56)
  • Ms. Carrie Eglinton Manner, Sr. VP of Advanced Diagnostics (Age 44)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Davis Selected Advisers (2.88%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.99%), Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (1.24%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.84%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.79%) and FMR LLC (0.73%). Company insiders that own Quest Diagnostics stock include Catherine T Doherty, 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., FIL Ltd, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Marshall Wace LLP, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., State of Michigan Retirement System, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Quest Diagnostics company stock in the last year include Catherine T Doherty, Gail R Wilensky, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., and Gradient Investments LLC.
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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 $121.15.

How big of a company is Quest Diagnostics?

Quest Diagnostics has a market capitalization of $16.27 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 8/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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