Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 06, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 22, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DGX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.15% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $75.58, the dividend yield is 2.01%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $75.58, representing a -3.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.33 and a 37.67% increase over the 52 week low of $54.90.
DGX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Anthem, Inc. ( ANTM ). DGX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.8. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 16.04%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.