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DGX Quest Diagnostics dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Quest Diagnostics's latest quarterly dividend was on Oct 3, 2022 (ex-date) with a payout of $0.66 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $2.6 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 2.04% based on its recent close price.

Key dates

  • DGX last dividend date: Oct 3, 2022
  • DGX next dividend date: Not announced
DGX dividend stats
DPS
$2.6
Dividend yield
2.04%
Payout ratio
21.1%
vs. Healthcare sector
Dividend yield
1.76%
Payout ratio
36.4%

Dividend yield

What is Quest Diagnostics current dividend yield

DGX has a dividend yield of 2.04% which is higher than the Healthcare sector and the industry average. In comparison with the Healthcare sector average of 1.76%, Quest Diagnostics's dividend yield is 16% higher. The current dividend yield is in line with the historical average of 2.0% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is DGX dividend payout history and dates

Quest Diagnostics has been paying dividends since 2004. DGX has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has grown by 7% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 9% from a year ago, the dividend yield has grown by 19%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Oct 3, 2022 Oct 19, 2022 Aug 10, 2022 $0.66 normal
Jul 5, 2022 Jul 20, 2022 May 17, 2022 $0.66 normal
Apr 5, 2022 Apr 20, 2022 Feb 3, 2022 $0.66 normal
Jan 18, 2022 Feb 2, 2022 Nov 17, 2021 $0.62 normal
Oct 4, 2021 Oct 20, 2021 Aug 16, 2021 $0.62 normal
Jul 6, 2021 Jul 21, 2021 May 20, 2021 $0.62 normal
Apr 6, 2021 Apr 21, 2021 Feb 4, 2021 $0.62 normal
Jan 19, 2021 Feb 3, 2021 Nov 18, 2020 $0.56 normal
Oct 5, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 Aug 18, 2020 $0.56 normal
Jul 7, 2020 Jul 22, 2020 May 18, 2020 $0.56 normal
Apr 6, 2020 Apr 21, 2020 Jan 30, 2020 $0.56 normal
Jan 13, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 Nov 20, 2019 $0.53 normal
Oct 3, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 $0.53 normal
Jul 5, 2019 Jul 22, 2019 May 14, 2019 $0.53 normal
Apr 5, 2019 Apr 22, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 $0.53 normal
Jan 14, 2019 Jan 30, 2019 Nov 28, 2018 $0.53 normal
Oct 4, 2018 Oct 22, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 $0.5 normal
Jul 6, 2018 Jul 23, 2018 May 14, 2018 $0.5 normal
Apr 3, 2018 Apr 18, 2018 Feb 1, 2018 $0.5 normal
Jan 8, 2018 Jan 24, 2018 Nov 29, 2017 $0.45 normal
Oct 2, 2017 Oct 18, 2017 Aug 18, 2017 $0.45 normal
Jul 6, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 May 16, 2017 $0.45 normal
Apr 3, 2017 Apr 19, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 $0.45 normal
Jan 6, 2017 Jan 25, 2017 $0.45 normal
Sep 30, 2016 Oct 19, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 $0.4 normal
Jul 1, 2016 Jul 20, 2016 May 18, 2016 $0.4 normal
Apr 4, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 $0.4 normal
Jan 8, 2016 Jan 27, 2016 Dec 4, 2015 $0.38 normal
Oct 2, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 Aug 18, 2015 $0.38 normal

Quest Diagnostics dividend payout ratio

What is Quest Diagnostics dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

DGX has a payout ratio of 21.1% which is higher than the industry average but lower than the Healthcare sector average. In comparison with the Healthcare sector average of 36.4%, Quest Diagnostics's payout ratio is 42% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

Frequently asked questions

Does Quest Diagnostics pay a dividend?

Yes, Quest Diagnostics has been paying dividends for the last 18 years.

When is Quest Diagnostics's next dividend?

DGX hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, but if we take into consideration its recent dividend history, it is likely that its next dividend will be in January 2023.

When was DGX's last dividend?

Quest Diagnostics's last regular dividend was on Oct 3, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.66 per share.

How much dividend does Quest Diagnostics pay (per share)?

DGX's annualized dividend per share is $2.6.

What is Quest Diagnostics's dividend yield?

Currently Quest Diagnostics's dividend yield is 2.04%.

How often does Quest Diagnostics pay dividends?

Quest Diagnostics pays four dividends per year.

What is Quest Diagnostics's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Quest Diagnostics is 21.1%.

Does Quest Diagnostics pay a good dividend?

Quest Diagnostics's dividend yield is higher than the Healthcare sector average.