| Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services. Co. is made up of two businesses: Diagnostic Information Services, which develops and delivers diagnostic information services, providing insights that allow and enable a range of customers, including patients, clinicians, hospitals, independent delivery networks (including hospital health systems), health plans, employers, accountable care organizations and direct contract entities; and Diagnostic Solutions, which includes Co.'s risk assessment services business, which provides solutions for insurers, and Co.'s healthcare information technology businesses, which provides solutions for healthcare providers. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of DGX's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of DGX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like DGX versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DGX by allowing them to research DGX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.