Thomson Reuters, a distinguished research firm, has put a 52-week price target of $83.04 on Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) shares after it questioned top market analysts. Calculating projected earnings after factoring different elements, it is predicted to be $5.11 for the next fiscal and $N/A for in progress quarter.
Analysts consider the price to earnings ratio to assess the firm’s valuation. This ratio, also known as the P/E ratio appraises the firm on relative expense factor. The method to estimate ratio is stock’s price/ per share earnings. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX)P/E ratio stands at 14.54.
In essence, the price-earnings ratio specifies the dollar amount a stockholder can expect to spend in a company in order to obtain one dollar of that firm’s earnings. It is why the P/E ratio is sometimes stated as the multiple because it displays how much investors are ready to pay per dollar of profits. If a company were now trading at a multiple of 20, the reading is that an investor is ready to pay $20 for $1 of present earnings.
Analysts work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio to assess the valuation of a firm. This ratio, commonly called as the PEG ratio hint at the stock’s valuation paralleled to earnings growth prospect. Investors want to invest in the stocks boasting a lower PEG ratio. For Quest Diagnostics Incorporated , the PEG ratio for next 3-5 years is 2.10.
The technical study highlights that Quest Diagnostics Incorporated current is trading $-1.03 points away or -1.22% from 50-day moving average of $84.36. It is trading $5.36 or +6.88% away 200-day moving average of $77.97.
The 52-week high of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) was $86.85 while lowest point in 52-week was $59.66. It shows if stock price records a movement of over $-3.52, it will touch 52-week high. Conversely, in the case of +39.67% drop, it will hit a new 52-week low.
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