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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 28, 2013

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 16, 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $57.25, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $57.25, representing a -11.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.87 and a 7.51% 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 $3.45. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.31%, compared to an industry average of -7.2%.

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 13.61% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of DGX at 3.47%.

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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