Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (
) 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 (
) and WellPoint Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.