| Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services. Co.'s diagnostic information segment provides information based on the menu of routine, non-routine and clinical testing and anatomic pathology testing, and other diagnostic information services. Co.'s testing capabilities, includes services for the predisposition, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancers and other diseases, and provides tests in several fields, including endocrinology, immunology, neurology and oncology. Co.'s diagnostic solutions provides risk assessment services for the life insurance industry, as well as provides healthcare organizations and clinicians health information technology solutions. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DGX shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DGX market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DGX market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DGX's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of DGX versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DGX market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like DGX can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DGX by allowing them to research the DGX market cap history.