Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Business | By Kate Woods

Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) Investment Increased by Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc


A score above three means the company is not likely to go bankrupt, while score less than 1.8 suggests the firm is probably headed for bankruptcy. The Edgestream Partners Lp holds 3,406 shares with $379,000 value, down from 6,769 last quarter. Quest Diagnostics Inc now has $12.55B valuation. (NYSE:DGX) traded up 0.08% during trading on Monday, hitting $92.38. Hudbay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM) has risen 39.53% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.22% the S&P500. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Quest Diagnostics by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. (DGX) by 7.68% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 217,486 shares of the company's stock worth $17,706,000 after buying an additional 69,734 shares in the last quarter. Lsv Asset Management now holds 1,435,950 shares valued at $134,462,000. The most current P/E ratio is 19.26 and market capitalization is 12.60B.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock.

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Hudbay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Wells Fargo & Company sold 4,500 shares as Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)'s stock rose 10.72%. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Sunday, June 11.

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On October 27, 2017 KeyCorp maintained a "Hold" rating on the company. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. Seaport Global Securities upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, January 13 report. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 10. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 9.

Investors are feeling more bullish on shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc recently as evidenced by the decrease in short interest. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd reported 0.01% in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). The medical research company reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.04. CULP's profit would be $4.11M giving it 21.78 P/E if the $0.33 EPS is correct. Korea Inv invested in 99,787 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Its up 0.30, from 1.03 in 2017Q1.

Lsv Asset Management downsized its holdings by selling 177,400 shares a decrease of 11.0%. 56 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. Also, Chairman Stephen H. Rusckowski sold 2,525 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. FBR Capital maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) rating on Wednesday, April 12. Captrust Fin Advsr holds 0% or 600 shares in its portfolio.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX)'s average Piotroski F-Score: 7 during the last 7 years. The company trades on average around 121000 shares per market session. Credit Suisse maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) rating on Thursday, July 13. Herndon Mngmt Lc reported 368 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.42% or 34,124 shares. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab owns 297,061 shares. Hills Bank & Trust Co. now owns 2,560 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $285,000 after acquiring an additional 35 shares during the last quarter.

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How Active Are Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Shares? 8,000 Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) shares with value of $568,000 were sold by Redetzke Darren L. Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh has 0% invested in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested in 3,718 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

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Credit Agricole S A increased Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) stake by 78,084 shares to 580,662 valued at $58.17M in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 79 investors sold LOW shares while 402 reduced holdings. It also reduced Valero Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:VLP) stake by 6,700 shares and now owns 64,194 shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Quest Diagnostics from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Therefore 52% are positive. Cheniere Energy Inc had 13 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of DGX in report on Friday, November 13 with "Buy" rating. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 8% and would give DGX a market capitalization of almost $13.75B. 606.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 621.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 1,158 shares. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Tuesday, November 7.

FCF is an indicator of a firm's financial performance, measured as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 31 with "Buy". (NYSE:LOW), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold.

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