Quest Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (DGX)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) is tomorrow, March 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $60.03 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Quest has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest has a market cap of $9.58 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 4.1% 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 20.7, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 22.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Quest as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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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