Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Underpriced by 1.4%?

Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,451,774 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $161,379,000 after buying an additional 1,436,412 shares in the last quarter. The firm owned 491,477 shares of the medical research company's stock after selling 22,617 shares during the period. The company has market cap of $60.23 billion.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $93.79. About 328,113 shares traded. It has underperformed by 30.71% the S&P500. (DGX) stake by 7.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership stated it has 46,951 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Macquarie Group Ltd who had been investing in Quest Diagnostics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $97.7. About 345,398 shares traded.

Among 20 analysts covering Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500.

Analysts await Federated Investors, Inc. Dean Investment Associates LLC now owns 6,359 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $538,000 after buying an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. DGX's profit will be $190.82 million for 17.44 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.37 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Quest Diagnostics will post 5.65 EPS for the current year. Insiders own 1.50% of the company's stock. The Natixis Asset Management holds 3,579 shares with $398,000 value, up from 500 last quarter. Therefore 67% are positive. Consensus earnings estimates are far from flawless, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. FBR Capital maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $110 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". Quest Diagnostics presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $107.81. Fdx Advsrs invested in 8,361 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, June 5 by Mizuho. Raymond James has " rating and $116 target. These ratios show how well income is generated through operations, and are important to both creditors and investors. Zacks.com's news article titled: "Quest Diagnostics, Clinical Genomics Ally, Oncology Strong" with publication date: November 14, 2017 was also an interesting one. (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 173 shares and now owns 471 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams has 2,690 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Amer Gp holds 0.02% or 189,818 shares. Tdam Usa holds 0.04% or 6,761 shares. 101,189 were reported by First Trust. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon holds 1.17 million shares. Investors of record on Monday, July 10th will be given a $0.45 dividend. Its down 0.05, from 1.04 in 2017Q1.

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The company has a market cap of $434,256.47, a PE ratio of 49.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 2.52. With 100 avg volume, 2224 days are for CHARTWELL RETIREMENT (OTCMKTS:CWSRF)'s short sellers to cover CWSRF's short positions.

Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its holdings in shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) by 366.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,683,901 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $251,320,000 after acquiring an additional 1,635,700 shares in the last quarter. Glg Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.19% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Btc Capital Incorporated owns 44,352 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Company has 95,902 shares. Ghp Advisors owns 8,183 shares or 0.14% of their United States portfolio. Everett Harris & Ca holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 2,378 shares. Ftb owns 52 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, October 20 by Citigroup. Clark Capital Grp Inc has invested 1.54% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX).

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 3.55 percent, SMA50 is 4.16 percent, while SMA200 is -4.53 percent. Millennium Management Ltd Liability reported 302,222 shares. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has risen 39.04% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. BidaskClub cut shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Quest Diagnostics from $87.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock an "underweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Quest Diagnostics's quarterly revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Quest Diagnostics Inc will post 5.65 earnings per share for the current year. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 24. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Hold" on Thursday, September 28. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, October 16 by Wells Fargo. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 21 report.

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