Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 07, 2014

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 23, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DGX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $59.75, the dividend yield is 2.21%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $59.75, representing a -6.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.10 and a 18.41% increase over the 52 week low of $50.46.

DGX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). DGX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.43. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .52%, compared to an industry average of 1.2%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DGX Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.



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