Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 02, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 21, 2015. Shareholders who purchased DGX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that DGX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $61.47, the dividend yield is 2.47%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $61.47, representing a -30.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $89 and a 9.24% increase over the 52 week low of $56.27.
DGX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). DGX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.4. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 15.96%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.