Ardevora Asset Management LLP Acquires 14900 Shares of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX)

Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their price target on shares of Quest Diagnostics to $107.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Toro Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.46% negative EPS growth. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.37. The latest exchange of 1.06 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.21 Million shares. (NYSE:CULP) has 0.00% since November 13, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 53.22% the S&P500. Quest Diagnostics Inc now has $12.48 billion valuation. The medical research company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.61 and a beta of 0.66. About 141,396 shares traded.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX)'s stock has been a favorite of "smart money" aka institutions, as of late. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $93.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Therefore 35% are positive. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/14/quest-diagnostics-incorporated-dgx-stake-increased-by-swiss-national-bank.html. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, March 16 by Bank of America. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 220,049 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,800,499.84. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Seaport Global Securities upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, January 13 report. The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, January 8 report. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX), there are now 685 institutional holders with a total of 122,935,502 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. Canaccord Genuity maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) on Monday, September 11 with "Buy" rating. Macdonald now anticipates that the medical research company will post earnings per share of $5.65 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $5.61. DGX's profit will be $190.90 million for 16.44 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. The medical research company reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.04.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 out of 1-5 scale with week's performance of 3.39%. It worsened, as 38 investors sold DGX shares while 200 reduced holdings. 113.89 million shares or 2.51% less from 116.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 12.6 percent during the past 12 months. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.65% or 64,135 shares in its portfolio. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is comprised of insider ownership at 0.30% and institutional ownership of 92.10%. The Wells Fargo & Company holds 1.49 million shares with $166.10 million value, down from 1.50 million last quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Quest Diagnostics by 0.9% in the second quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,099 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $233,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested in 3,718 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The stock rose 1.34% or $1.04 reaching $78.55. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab owns 297,061 shares. 1St Advisors Incorporated reported 3,068 shares. Quest Diagnostics had a net margin of 9.01% and a return on equity of 14.57%. Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh has 0% invested in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). (NYSE:LOW). Bridges Counsel Inc reported 0.49% stake. (NYSE:MDT) by 4,403 shares to 49,064 shares, valued at $4.35 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.16, for a total value of $5,833,393.28. (NYSE:LOW). Winslow Evans Crocker stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. It also reduced its holding in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) by 159,270 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,330 shares, and cut its stake in Centene Corp Del (NYSE:CNC). One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 100% are positive. Enerplus Corp had 14 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. (NYSE:LOW). Waddell Reed Incorporated holds 0.28% or 1.63M shares.

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