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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) which is in the industry Medical Laboratories & Research, gaining 0.55% today. In the last week its performance is 2.87%, and 13.55% for the past quarter. Currently, Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX has a target price of 75.8, so today’s gain of 0.55% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.57%.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX), has a market cap of 11949.08, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 96.60%.

At the current price of 83.56, it has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and its target price is 75.8. This is with a profit margin of 9.90%, and total debt/equity of 0.84. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) has a P/E of 16.19, as well as a forward P/E of 15.41.

With a current EPS of 5.16, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.42%,Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 4.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.72%.

Performance for the year is 16.66%. Since its IPO date on 12/26/1996, the total performance to date is 19.36%.

Volume today for Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX), is 1007400, while its average volume is 1177.34. Whilst the total gain today was 0.55%, it did have a day high of -0.27%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.97%, and 1.52% for the month. The 52-week low for Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX has been 42.23%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.27%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.30%, and its return on assets is 7.50%. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) has an operating margin of 19.00%. With a sales growth of 1.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.81, and has a current ratio of 1.4 and 1.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Quest Diagnostics Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.1, and the P/S is 1.59, along with a P/B of 2.58. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 93.35.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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