Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 27, 2013

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DGX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DGX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $62.18, the dividend yield is 1.93%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $62.18, representing a -4.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.87 and a 12.73% increase over the 52 week low of $55.16.

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 $3.27. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.27%, compared to an industry average of -3.4%.

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.

Interested in gaining exposure to DGX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DGX as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 10.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DGX at 3.25%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: DGX , IHF , UNH , WLP

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