Quest Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (DGX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) is tomorrow, March 28, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $56.62 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Quest has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest has a market cap of $8.92 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 Tuesday.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two businesses, Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Quest as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Quest Ratings Report.

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