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Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 145.63
  • Sector Healthcare
  • Industry Diagnostics & Research
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 145.21  –  147.33
  • Year Range 120.40  –  158.34
  • Market Cap 16.5854 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.0 Mil /  1.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.52
  • Price / Book 2.66
  • Forward Div Yield 1.82%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.81%

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With COVID-19 Headwinds Gathering, We've Modestly Lowered Our Fair Value Estimate for Quest

Debbie S. Wang Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Quest Diagnostics has positioned itself as the leading provider of independent diagnostic testing in the U.S. by building out a network of roughly 2,300 patient service centers across the country. We think Quest's size and cost advantage allows it to benefit from several secular trends, including the proliferation of diagnostic tests and greater clinical reliance on personalized therapies. Additionally, we expect that through the intermediate term, Medicare-related pricing pressure should ease as regulators tinker with the method for setting lab test reimbursement rates.

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Business Description

Quest Diagnostics is a leading independent provider of diagnostic testing, information, and services in the U.S. The company generates over 95% of its revenue through clinical testing, anatomic pathology, esoteric testing, and substance abuse testing with specimens collected at its national network of roughly 2,300 patient service centers, as well as multiple doctors offices and hospitals. The firm also runs a much smaller diagnostic solutions segment that provides clinical trials testing, risk assessment services, and information technology solutions.

500 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ, 07094
Industry Diagnostics & Research
Employees 49,000

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FAQs for Quest Diagnostics Inc Stock

Yes. DGX has a forward dividend yield of 1.82%. See DGX’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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DGX’s market cap is 16.59 Bil.
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DGX’s stock style is Mid Value.
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DGX’s price/sales is 3.52.
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DGX’s price/forward earnings is 16.81.
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DGX’s price/book is 2.66.
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DGX’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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