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Buy, Sell or Hold Shares??? Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX), WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG)

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) initiated the shares trading at $80.89 and showed positive change of +0.28% while the stock’s final trade was registered at $ 81.24. However, its previous closing price was seen at $81.01. The stock negotiated total number of 1.15 million shares as compared to 3 months average volume of 1.13 million shares.

The stock price demonstrated downbeat change from its 50 day moving average of 77.60 and had been up from its 200 Day Moving Average of 71.59.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, reported that it will report q2 2016 financial results on Thursday, July 21, 2016, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results startning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day.

The average true range of Quest Diagnostics Inc.’s (DGX) is recorded at 1.44 and the relative strength index of the stock stands 63.02. The stock price is going above to its 52 week low with 37.60% and lagging behind from its 52 week high with -0.21%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 3.00. A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is 3.86% and a quarterly performance of 12.72%. The stock price is trading upbeat from its 200 days moving average with 16.91% and up from 50 days moving average with 5.54%.

Brokerage Recommendations:

According to ZACKS data, different Brokerage Firms rated the stock about their BUY, SELL or HOLD recommendations. Currently shares have been suggested as “BUY” from “13” brokerage firms and recommended as “Strong Buy” by “0” brokerage firms. 1” brokerage firms have issued “Sell” rating for the company and “Strong Sell” rating was issued by “3.02” brokerage firms. “1” brokerage firms have rated the company as a “Hold”. The Corporation has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 0 based on consensus of the brokerage firms issuing ratings.

Shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) declined -1.73% and ended at $105.42 smaller than previous closing price of $107.28. The total 898.76 thousand shares were bought and sold throughout the most recent trading session more than average volume of 528.32 thousand shares.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.’s (WCG) has price-to-cash ratio of 1.95 and price to sale ratio of 0.33. The company net profit margin is 1.00% A look on the firm performance, its monthly performance is -0.03% and a quarterly performance of 14.30%. The stock price is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -0.07% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 5.77%.

Brokerage Recommendations:

The stock has received ratings from many brokerage firms according to ZACKS. Currently shares have been rated as “Buy” from “7” brokerage firms and “0” brokerage firms say as “Strong Buy”. “1” brokerage firms have suggested “Sell” for the company. “0” brokerage firms have recommended as a “Hold”. Strong Sell rating was given by “2.44” brokerage firms.  The Company has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of “0” based on consensus of the ZACKS brokerage firms.



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