Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)

DGX (NYSE:Health Services) EQUITY
pos +0.27
Today's Range: 84.12 - 85.09 | DGX Avg Daily Volume: 1,165,300
Last Update: 09/27/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 821,260
YTD Performance: 18.93%
Open: $84.52
Previous Close: $84.61
52 Week Range: $59.66 - $86.85
Oustanding Shares: 139,016,917
Market Cap: 11,877,605,388
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for DGX
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 0 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 12 11 12 13
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.16 3.02 3.02 3.02
Latest Dividend: 0.40
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.87%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/30/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.94
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DGX Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.94 14.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
7.24% 31.36% 35.61%
Revenue 0.80 0.00 0.00
Net Income 23.30 0.10 0.03
EPS 27.80 0.40 0.12
Earnings for DGX:
Revenue 7.49B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.36 $1.29 $5.11 $5.45
Number of Analysts 12 11 13 13
High Estimate $1.41 $1.34 $5.14 $5.60
Low Estimate $1.30 $1.27 $5.08 $5.35
Prior Year $1.28 $1.19 $4.77 $5.11
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.99% 8.63% 7.03% 6.69%
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Let me give you the unassailable themes.
LH's $5.7B Covance takeover could be just what the doctor ordered.
Charts show DGX should break out above resistance soon.
Questions will continue to swirl until facts emerge.
Oct 16, 2015 | 7:07 AM EDT
DGX was upgraded from Underperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Valuation call.  
Quest could be vulnerable to a deep correction, but a decline to next support around $60 seems like the path of least resistance. 
Selling covered calls and naked puts can reduce risk. (Updated)
Light volume precedes break for Memorial Day.
Major indices continue to show little movement as we approached the noon hour, although they have turned down in the last half hour. I can't recall such a flat week this year. Maybe everyone is already in the Hamptons and it is just the computers trading with each other.

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