Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)

DGX (NYSE:Health Services) EQUITY
$77.58
neg -1.32
-1.67%
Today's Range: 77.29 - 78.81 | DGX Avg Daily Volume: 1,068,500
Last Update: 06/27/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 2,641,427
YTD Performance: 10.91%
Open: $78.31
Previous Close: $78.90
52 Week Range: $59.66 - $78.35
Oustanding Shares: 141,457,182
Market Cap: 11,391,546,866
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for DGX
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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 1 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 13 13 13 14
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 3.02 3.02 3.02 3.02
Latest Dividend: 0.40
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.99%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/01/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 15.64
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DGX Sector Avg. S&P 500
15.64 15.30 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
13.05% 10.04% 29.75%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
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:
EBITDA 1.38B
Revenue 7.49B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.31 $1.37 $5.10 $5.43
Number of Analysts 12 11 13 13
High Estimate $1.35 $1.43 $5.15 $5.68
Low Estimate $1.28 $1.33 $5.07 $5.16
Prior Year $1.25 $1.28 $4.77 $5.10
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.13% 7.32% 6.82% 6.55%
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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.
Bullish
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.
Update
Mar 27, 2015 | 7:59 AM EDT
Coverage of DGX was started with a Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Company is facing macro headwinds. 

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