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Quest Diagnostics Inc Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for DGX

Based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Min Forecast
$136.00-10.08%
Avg Forecast
$154.29+2.01%
Max Forecast
$168.00+11.08%

Should I buy or sell DGX stock?

Based on 7 analysts offering ratings for Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
3 analysts 42.86%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
4 analysts 57.14%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

DGX stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Wells Fargo
Top 4%
97
HoldMaintains$150.00-0.82%2021-10-26
KeyBanc
Top 9%
92
Strong BuyMaintains$168.00+11.08%2021-09-01
Morgan Stanley
Top 31%
70
HoldMaintains$165.00+9.10%2021-08-31
Mizuho
Top 13%
88
Strong BuyMaintains$166.00+9.76%2021-08-19
Anonymous
Credit Suisse
HoldMaintains$150.00-0.82%2021-08-13
UBS
Top 36%
65
Strong BuyUpgrades$158.00+4.47%2021-05-04
Morgan Stanley
Top 5%
96
HoldMaintains$136.00-10.08%2021-03-12
Baird
Top 30%
71
HoldDowngrades$137.00-9.42%2021-03-12

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Forecast return on equity

Is DGX forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
16.6%
Industry
45.1%
Market
46.73%
DGX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years (16.6%); analysts are not confident in the firm's ability to efficiently generate return on equity
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Forecast return on assets

Is DGX forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
7.82%
Industry
10.39%
DGX is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (7.82%) than the US Diagnostics & Research industry average (10.39%)
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DGX earnings per share forecast

What is DGX's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$12.02-29.17%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$8.13-52.09%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$8.65-49.03%
DGX's earnings are forecast to grow at a rate of -30.78% per year, which is not exceptional
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DGX revenue forecast

What is DGX's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$10.6B-4.04%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$8.7B-21.43%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$8.9B-19.77%
DGX's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of -8.25% per year, which is not exceptional
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DGX earnings growth forecast

How is DGX forecast to perform vs Diagnostics & Research companies and vs the US market?
Company
-30.78%
Industry
7.15%
Market
17.66%
DGX's earnings are forecast to grow slower (-30.78% per year) than the US Diagnostics & Research industry average (7.15%)
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DGX's earnings are forecast to grow slower (-30.78% per year) than the US market average (17.66%)
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DGX's earnings are forecast to grow slower (-30.78% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.4%)
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DGX revenue growth forecast

How is DGX forecast to perform vs Diagnostics & Research companies and vs the US market?
Company
-8.25%
Industry
5.83%
Market
10.77%
DGX's revenues are forecast to grow slower (-8.25% per year) than the US Diagnostics & Research industry average (5.83%)
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DGX's revenues are forecast to grow slower (-8.25% per year) than the US market average (10.77%)
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Quest Diagnostics Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Quest Diagnostics Stock a good buy in 2021, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 7 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: DGX) stock is to Buy DGX stock.

Out of 7 analysts, 3 (42.86%) are recommending DGX as a Strong Buy, 0 (0%) are recommending DGX as a Buy, 4 (57.14%) are recommending DGX as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending DGX as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending DGX as a Strong Sell.

What is DGX's earnings growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: DGX) Quest Diagnostics's forecast annual earnings growth rate of -30.78% is not forecast to beat the US Diagnostics & Research industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 7.15%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17.66%.

Quest Diagnostics's earnings in 2021 is $2,184,000,000.On average, 3 Wall Street analysts forecast DGX's earnings for 2021 to be $1,474,550,747, with the lowest DGX earnings forecast at $1,452,469,289, and the highest DGX earnings forecast at $1,492,951,963. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast DGX's earnings for 2022 to be $997,345,888, with the lowest DGX earnings forecast at $977,717,925, and the highest DGX earnings forecast at $1,019,427,347.

In 2023, DGX is forecast to generate $1,061,136,769 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $982,624,916 and the highest earnings forecast at $1,102,846,191.

What is DGX's revenue growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: DGX) Quest Diagnostics's forecast annual revenue growth rate of -8.25% is not forecast to beat the US Diagnostics & Research industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 5.83%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 10.77%.

Quest Diagnostics's revenue in 2021 is $11,046,000,000.On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast DGX's revenue for 2021 to be $1,300,335,888,831, with the lowest DGX revenue forecast at $1,295,931,373,853, and the highest DGX revenue forecast at $1,305,119,714,201. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast DGX's revenue for 2022 to be $1,064,721,571,308, with the lowest DGX revenue forecast at $1,044,698,349,836, and the highest DGX revenue forecast at $1,102,597,161,505.

In 2023, DGX is forecast to generate $1,087,153,143,885 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $1,053,606,991,706 and the highest revenue forecast at $1,119,980,176,556.

What is DGX's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: DGX) forecast ROA is 7.82%, which is lower than the forecast US Diagnostics & Research industry average of 10.39%.

What is DGX's Price Target?

According to 7 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year DGX price target, the average DGX price target is $154.29, with the highest DGX stock price forecast at $168.00 and the lowest DGX stock price forecast at $136.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Quest Diagnostics's share price could stay at $154.29 by Oct 26, 2022. The average Quest Diagnostics stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of N/A from the current DGX share price of $151.24.

What is DGX's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: DGX) Quest Diagnostics's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $16.97. On average, analysts forecast that DGX's EPS will be $12.02 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $11.84, and the highest EPS forecast at $12.17. On average, analysts forecast that DGX's EPS will be $8.13 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $7.97, and the highest EPS forecast at $8.31. In 2023, DGX's EPS is forecast to hit $8.65 (min: $8.01, max: $8.99).

What is DGX's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: DGX) forecast ROE is 16.6%, which is considered weak.
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