Quest Diagnostics

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reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates for the period.

The clinical laboratory testing company reported third-quarter net income of 60 cents a share, compared with 29 cents a share for the year ago period. The five-analyst

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consensus estimate called for the company to earn 56 cents a share for the quarter.

Revenue for the latest third quarter came in at $850 million, compared with $615 million a year ago.