On 2016-05-18, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) confirmed the dividend disbursement of $0.4 a share to shareholders as on record 2016-07-06. The firm will release dividend on 2016-07-20 while ex-dividend date is reported to be 2016-07-01.
The shareholders who will hold their stock holding till the ex-dividend date will receive payout. Last year, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) paid a total of $0.4 per share in dividends. This figure stood at $0.4 a share in the same period a year ago indicating a deviation of 13.9535%.
Analyst Opinion The sell-side market experts layering the stock estimates have established a price target of $79.9 on the stock. This figure is the average of recommendations offered by 10 brokerages. The brokerages had set bullish as well as bearish price estimates, which stands at $90 and $70, respectively.
Taking the mathematical rating formula, the price for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) stands at 3.02. Earnings Review Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) will report its quarterly earnings for the period ending on 2016-09-30 by 2016-10-27. For the period ending on 2016-09-30, experts are expecting EPS of $1.36.
Coming to the quarter ending on 2015-12-31, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) recorded EPS of $1.34. The reported numbers came lower than the analysts’ estimates of $1.31, demonstrating a miss of $0.03 as against reported figures.
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