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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2013

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 09, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for January 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DGX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 76.47% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $58, representing a -10.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.87 and a 8.92% increase over the 52 week low of $53.25.

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 $4.3. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 36.29%, compared to an industry average of -27.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DGX Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to DGX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have DGX as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VOE with an increase of 7.34% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of DGX at 4.03%.

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


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

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