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Quest Diagnostics

$107.62

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Quest Diagnostics price target raised to $128 from $121 at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice raised his price target for Quest Diagnostics to $128 from $121 after meeting with CEO Steve Rusckowski and VP of Investor Relations Shawn Bevec. The analyst notes that management sees the clinical lab industry going through a period of disruptive change that should play to the strengths of national laboratory companies, such as Quest, at the expense of small regional labs and hospital outreach programs. Rice reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

DGX Quest Diagnostics
$107.62

-0.32 (-0.30%)

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07/10/18
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Target $121
EVER
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Quest Diagnostics upgraded to Outperform at Evercore ISI on improved volume view
As reported earlier, Evercore ISI analyst Ross Muken upgraded Quest Diagnostics (DGX) to Outperform from In Line and raised his price target to $121 from $108. The analyst notes that the company will likely be the beneficiary of improved volumes, stable pricing, heightened M&A and fund flows amid the heightened volatility within the Rx supply chain. Muken believes that the company is "less exposed to political risk and big bad Amazon (AMZN)" competition, while its new management has also effectively reduced costs and deployed capital.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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07/25/18
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ADAM
Buy
Quest Diagnostics decline fair, but big picture intact, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro said the decline in Quest Diagnostics shares following its Q2 miss and lowered top-line guidance was fair. Despite the miss, the analyst believes the story remains intact as he believes the company will take market share, is poised to win more business, and he expects the pace of M&A to increase. Massaro reiterated his Buy rating and lowered his price target to $118 from $122 on Quest Diagnostics shares.
07/25/18
BARD
07/25/18
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BARD
Outperform
Quest Diagnostics selloff understandable, but overdone, says Baird
Baird analyst Eric Coldwell said the selloff in Quest Diagnostics following its Q2 miss is understandable, but perhaps overdone. He believes the company's headwinds remain manageable and he doesn't think much has changed to the story with the exception of maybe a roughly 20 basis point revenue growth reduction. Coldwell reiterated his Outperform rating and $120 price target on Quest Diagnostics shares.

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