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Morning Trending Tickers: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX)

With a market cap of 15.14 B, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a large market cap size. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/26/1996. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, is 947.13, and so far today it has a volume of 149820. Performance year to date since the 12/26/1996 is 18.50%.

To help you determine whether Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.79 and forward P/E is 18.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a value for PEG of 2.67. P/S ratio is 2.01 and the P/B ratio is 3.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 41.26 and 27.38 respectively.

At the current price Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is trading at, 108.81 (-0.08% today), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.14% after growing -7.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 64.20%, and 1.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 139.06, and the number of shares float is 136.24. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 93.10%. The float short is 3.70%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.33. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.90%, and also a return on investment of 10.10%.

The ability for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.8 and total debt/equity is 0.81. In terms of margins, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a gross margin of 39.40%, with its operating margin at 17.20%, and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated has a profit margin of 9.30%.

The 52 week high is -3.68%, with 37.53% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.40%.

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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