Should You Buy Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) Before Its Ex-Dividend?

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE:DGX) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 4, 2018. The quarterly dividend payment of $ 0.50 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 22, 2018. Shareholders who purchased DGX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

The dividend yield based on the latest trading day closing price was 1.85 %. Owners of shares as of market close on October 4, 2018 will be eligible for the dividend.

According to the previous trading day, the closing price of DGX was $ 107.91, representing a 13.27 % increase from the 52 week low of $ 95.27 and a 7.37 % decrease over the 52 week high of $ 116.49.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. has a market capital of $ 14.75 billion and is part of the Healthcare sector and Medical Laboratories & Research industry.

The average volume for company has been 0.84 million shares per day over the past 30 days.

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