FY2017 EPS Estimates for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Increased by SunTrust Banks

Quest Diagnostics Inc now has $12.55B valuation. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Credit Suisse. About shares traded. Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) has risen 39.04% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500. Short interest decreased 766,243 over that timeframe. With 1.03M avg volume, 5 days are for Enerplus Resources Fund New (NYSE:ERF)'s short sellers to cover ERF's short positions. Lucas Capital Management, New Jersey-based fund reported 14,000 shares. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 997 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $111,000 after purchasing an additional 990 shares during the last quarter. It has outperformed by 34.61% the S&P500. Ramsay Paul D sold $1.83 million worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Dana Advsrs Inc reported 100,428 shares. More interesting news about Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: "Will Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Disappoint in Q3 Earnings?" published on October 16, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Quest Diagnostics Agrees To Acquire Cleveland HeartLab" with publication date: October 25, 2017. The medical research company reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.04. Quest Diagnostics's revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Quest Diagnostics will post 5.65 earnings per share for the current year.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Quest Diagnostics's analysts are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, September 11.

Mizuho issued a report on DGX stating a rating of "Buy" and setting a price target of $103.00. The stock has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 5. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 9. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Canaccord Genuity. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at banking-finance/2319655/dekabank-deutsche-girozentrale-has-6860000-position-in-quest-diagnostics-inc-dgx.html. The Mean Recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Tuesday, July 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. The average daily volatility for the week was at 1.49%, which was -0.16 lower than that in the past month. It dropped, as 38 investors sold DGX shares while 200 reduced holdings.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. 113.89 million shares or 2.51% less from 116.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Over the past week, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) shares have performed -0.26%. FBR Capital maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) rating on Wednesday, April 12. Argus Research initiated the shares of DGX in report on Friday, May 12 with "Hold" rating. James Inv Research owns 746,296 shares or 1.6% of their USA portfolio. 10,590 are owned by Hm Payson And. (NYSE:LOW). Bridges Counsel Inc reported 0.49% stake.

How Active Are Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Shares? (NYSE:LOW). Waddell Reed Incorporated holds 0.28% or 1.63M shares. Piedmont Invest Advsr Ltd Liability Com reported 38,375 shares. Exxonmobil Invest Mngmt Incorporated Tx holds 0.07% or 26,270 shares. Hills Bank & Trust Co. now owns 2,560 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $285,000 after acquiring an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Com owns 6,608 shares. Comm Retail Bank owns 0.02% invested in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) for 11,477 shares. Therefore 100% are positive. Lowe's Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm acquired 6,561 shares of the medical research company's stock, valued at approximately $614,000. They set a "neutral" rating and a $86.00 price objective on the stock. The stock of Hudbay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Barclays Capital. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company to "Neutral" on Friday, August 25. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 8% and would give DGX a market capitalization of almost $13.75B. The stock of Hudbay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM) has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets.

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