The company in question is, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) currently with a stock price of 84.44 (0.51% today). The market cap for Quest Diagnostics Inc. is 11922.44, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Laboratories & Research industry. The target price for Quest Diagnostics Inc. is 75.8. Currently Quest Diagnostics Inc. is trading with a P/E of 16.28, and a forward P/E of 15.48. Average volume for Quest Diagnostics Inc. is 1194.85 and so far today it is 459723.
Performance in the last year for Quest Diagnostics Inc. has been 18.54%. For EPS growth, Quest Diagnostics Inc. has seen a growth of 28.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.10% over the last five years and could be 7.72% for the next five years. Quest Diagnostics Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 69.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 19.77%.
Since the IPO date for Quest Diagnostics Inc. on the 12/26/1996, Quest Diagnostics Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 20.02%. With Quest Diagnostics Inc. trading at 84.44, the dividend yield is 1.90%, and the EPS is 5.16.
So could Quest Diagnostics Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.28. The PEG is 2.11, P/S is 1.59 and the P/B is at 2.59. The P/cash is 93.14, with P/free cash flow at 27.86.
Quest Diagnostics Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.81, and total debt/equity at 0.84.
In terms of margins, Quest Diagnostics Inc. has a gross margin of 38.60%, an operating margin of 19.00% and a profit margin of 9.90%.Payout ratio for Quest Diagnostics Inc. is 29.70%. Return on assets come to 7.50% with return on investment coming to 12.30%.
Insider ownership for Quest Diagnostics Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 96.50%. Outstanding shares are at 141.9. While shares float is 140.92. The float short is currently 5.62%, and short ratio is 6.63.