NEW YORK (
) -- The ex-dividend date for
) is tomorrow, April one, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $57.21 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.
The average volume for Quest has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.
- Practice your dividend trading strategies and win cash in our stock game.
TheStreet Ratings rates Quest as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full