Wesbanco Bank Inc. Continues to Hold Stake in Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)

Over the past twelve months, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX)'s stock was 1.82%. Voya Investment Management LLC owned about 0.13% of Quest Diagnostics worth $19,879,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The Company's divisions include Personal & Business Banking (PBB), Commercial & Private Banking (CPB), NatWest Markets (NWM), Capital Resolution, Williams & Glyn (W&G), and Central items & other. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Monday, November 14. The Northcoast Asset Management Llc holds 175,096 shares with $19.46 million value, down from 182,262 last quarter. Clearbridge Ltd stated it has 0% in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). Roberts Glore & Company Inc sold 2,720 shares as Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)'s stock rose 10.72%. Insiders sold 161,996 shares of company stock valued at $17,517,207 in the last three months. Hills Bank & Trust Co. increased its holdings in shares of Quest Diagnostics by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a market perform rating on shares of Quest Diagnostics in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. now owns 4,300 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $478,000 after acquiring an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Quest Diagnostics from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th.

With its low price-to-sales ratio of 1.69, the company is evidently a better investment since the investors are paying a lower amount for each unit of sales. Quest Diagnostics has a 52-week low of $79.12 and a 52-week high of $112.97. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $99.64 and a 200-day moving average of $92.34.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) have shown a high EPS growth of 9.70% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -7.10% yoy.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 19 analysts - of 2.8 for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) points to moderate case.

Roberts Glore & Company Inc decreased Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) stake by 15.91% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 576.00%. The company's revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Quest Diagnostics will post $5.67 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 3rd. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. Quest Diagnostics's payout ratio is 36.29%. Also, Chairman Stephen H. Rusckowski sold 59,235 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.16, for a total value of $5,833,393.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 220,049 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,800,499.84. The big banks are holding 91.70% of the shares while company insiders are clinging to 0.30%. Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in Quest Diagnostics by 2.8% during the first quarter. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at Mizuho maintained the shares of DGX in report on Thursday, October 22 with "Neutral" rating. Barclays PLC restated a "hold" rating and set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Quest Diagnostics in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Canaccord Genuity maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) rating on Monday, September 11. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $118.00 price target on shares of Quest Diagnostics in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th.

Among 12 analysts covering CalAtlantic Group (NYSE:CAA), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). The Company operates through two businesses: Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions.

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