Why Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Is In News?


Thomson Reuters, a distinguished brokerage company, has placed a 52-week price target of $76.00 on Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) shares after it surveyed top market analysts. Calculating estimated earnings after taking into consideration different elements, it is predicted to come at $5.09 for the next fiscal and $N/A for underway quarter. Valuation Estimates Analysts take into account the price to earnings ratio to estimate the firm’s valuation. This ratio, which is also called as the P/E ratio evaluates the company on relative expense factor. The formula to calculate ratio is stock’s latest price/ per share earnings. The P/E ratio of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) stands at 14.68. Analysts also work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio in an attempt to estimate the valuation of a firm. This ratio commonly known as the PEG ratio implies the stock’s valuation compared to earnings growth potential. Investors look to invest in the stocks with a lower PEG ratio. For Quest Diagnostics Incorporated , the PEG ratio for coming 3-5 years is 1.89. Technical Analysis The technical analysis highlights that Quest Diagnostics Incorporated current price is trading $-0.93 points away -1.21% from $76.66, which stands as the 50-day moving average of the firm. The stock’s 200-day MA is $70.86 and, for now, the stock price is trading $4.87 or +6.87% away from that point. The 52-week high of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) was $78.97 while lowest point recorded in 52-week was $59.66. It implies if stock price makes a movement of over $-3.24, it will record a new 52-week high. In the case of $+26.94% points drop, it will touch a new 52-week low.

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