Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)

DGX (NYSE:Health Services) EQUITY
neg -1.10
Today's Range: 62.56 - 63.53 | DGX Avg Daily Volume: 1,025,800
Last Update: 10/06/15 - 11:01 AM EDT
Volume: 164,148
YTD Performance: -5.07%
Open: $63.27
Previous Close: $63.66
52 Week Range: $56.27 - $89.00
Oustanding Shares: 143,552,998
Market Cap: 9,016,563,804
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 3 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 12 12 14
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.90 2.91 2.91 2.92
Latest Dividend: 0.38
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.42%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/02/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 18.58
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DGX Sector Avg. S&P 500
18.58 18.40 24.59
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-11.37% 5.05% -0.79%
Revenue 4.00 -0.01 0.00
Net Income -33.00 0.16 0.05
EPS -31.20 0.30 0.09
Earnings for DGX:
Revenue 7.44B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.27 $1.21 $4.75 $5.10
Number of Analysts 13 12 14 14
High Estimate $1.30 $1.24 $4.82 $5.31
Low Estimate $1.23 $1.16 $4.45 $4.70
Prior Year $1.10 $1.08 $4.10 $4.75
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 15.17% 11.73% 15.96% 7.24%
Chart Benchmark Timeframe
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Scale Symbol Comparison Bollinger Bands
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.
Mar 27, 2015 | 7:59 AM EDT
Coverage of DGX was started with a Market Perform, JMP Securities said. Company is facing macro headwinds. 
Mar 25, 2015 | 7:22 AM EDT
DGX was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on an $80 price target.
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Mar 03, 2015 | 5:49 AM EST
DGX was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Canaccord Genuity said. $82 price target. Company is cutting costs and should see higher test volume...
Feb 23, 2015 | 7:24 AM EST
DGX was downgraded to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $68 price target. Company appears to be growth slower than top ...

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