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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 0.79% today. In the last week its performance is 0.47%, and 0.65% for the past quarter. Currently, Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX has a target price of 82.86, so today’s gain of 0.79% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.92%.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX), has a market cap of 11656.9, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 96.50%.

At the current price of 83.7, it has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and its target price is 82.86. This is with a profit margin of 11.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.85. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) has a P/E of 14.64, as well as a forward P/E of 15.36.

With a current EPS of 5.72, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.76%,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 7.63%.

Performance for the year is 30.16%. Since its IPO date on 12/26/1996, the total performance to date is 20.13%.

Volume today for Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX), is 1028400, while its average volume is 1033.24. Whilst the total gain today was 0.79%, it did have a day high of -2.42%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.05%, and 1.27% for the month. The 52-week low for Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX has been 42.45%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.16%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.30%, and its return on assets is 8.20%. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) has an operating margin of 20.70%. With a sales growth of -1.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Quest Diagnostics Inc., DGX is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.85, 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 1.92, and the P/S is 1.55, along with a P/B of 2.58. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 41.19.

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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