Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) flaunted slowness of -1.41% at $123.94, as the Stock market unbolted on January 07, 2021. During the day, the stock rose to $126.21 and sunk to $123.43 before settling in for the price of $125.71 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, DGX posted a 52-week range of $73.02-$131.81.
The Healthcare Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 0.80%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 10.20%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 18.70%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $135.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $134.10 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $16.59 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $123.05, while the 200-day Moving Average is $114.76.
Let’s gauge the efficiency of the firm, which has a total of 47000 employees. It has generated 164,383 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 17,766. The stock had 7.44 Receivables turnover and 0.65 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +34.02, operating margin was +15.79 and Pretax Margin of +13.93.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Ownership Facts and Figures
Sometimes it is also beneficial to study the sentiment of large-scale investors towards the stock of the Quest Diagnostics Incorporated industry. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.40%, in contrast to 91.20% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Dec 24, this organization’s Executive Vice President & CFO sold 81,756 shares at the rate of 120.37, making the entire transaction reach 9,840,673 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 73,579. Preceding that transaction, on Nov 24, Company’s Director sold 6,111 for 126.02, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 770,120. This particular insider is now the holder of 16,482 in total.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Earnings and Revenue Records
Going through the last 3-months fiscal report unveiled on the 9/29/2020, it has been observed that the corporation posted $4.31 earnings per share (EPS) during the time that was better the consensus figure (set at $3.73) by $0.58. This company achieved a net margin of +10.81 while generating a return on equity of 15.38. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 3.33 per share during the current fiscal year.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 18.70% and is forecasted to reach 10.30 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 9.72% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 10.20% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 1.30. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 2.63. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $15.36, and its Beta score is 1.07. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.98. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 15.20.
In the same vein, DGX’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 8.07, a figure that is expected to reach 3.85 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 10.30 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX)
Now, what If we examine the latest scores posted by [Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, DGX]. During the last 5-days, its volume was lower the volume of 1.66 million it reported in year-ago period. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 78.31% While, its Average True Range was 2.78.
Raw Stochastic average of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 74.20%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 67.16% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 18.03% that was lower than 24.24% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.