NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX) is tomorrow, October 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $45.85 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for Quest has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing, information, and services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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