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.
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