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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Quest Diagnostics



) is tomorrow, June 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $57.19 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Quest has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest has a market cap of $9.05 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are down 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Quest as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Quest Ratings Report


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