| Quest Diagnostics is a provider of diagnostic information services. Co. is comprised of two businesses: Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. Co.'s Diagnostic Information Services business develops and delivers diagnostic testing information and services, providing insights that empower and enable a range of customers, including patients, clinicians, hospitals, IDNs, health plans, employers and accountable care organizations. Co.'s Diagnostic Solutions group includes its risk assessment services business, which provides solutions for insurers, and its healthcare information technology businesses, which provides solutions for healthcare providers. We show 40 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.