Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ( DGX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 02, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 18, 2017. Shareholders who purchased DGX 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 $91.96, the dividend yield is 1.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DGX was $91.96, representing a -18.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $112.97 and a 16.23% increase over the 52 week low of $79.12.
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 $4.96. Zacks Investment Research reports DGX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 10.29%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.
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