Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) Vs. Goldcorp Inc. (GG): Which Is Slowing Down?

8 analysts out of 20 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 11 describe it as a Hold. DGX stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $88.44. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $87.47. Analysts have set DGX’s consensus price at $95.18, effectively giving it a 8.28% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $114 (up 29.69% from current price levels).

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter DGX will have an EPS of $1.36, suggesting a -10.53% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.73. It means that there could be a -1.14% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 2.22% to about $6.45. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4.65%, lifting earnings to $6.75. RSI after the last trading period was 57.39. DGX recorded a change of 5.61% over the past week and returned -0.23% over the last three months while the DGX stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -1.52%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 5.56%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -18.88% while the shares have moved -16.28% for the past 12 months.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) currently trades at $87.9, which is lower by -0.46% its previous price. It has a total of 136 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.68. The company’s stock volume rose to 1.63 million, better than 1.37 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 5.61% in its price means DGX is now 5.56% higher on year-to-date. The shares had marked a $116.49 52-week high price and the 52 week low of $78.95. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -16.28 over the last 12 months.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX)’s EPS was $1.36 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.4. That means that its growth in general now stands at -3%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.37 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -1%. DGX Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.84 billion, compared to $1.94 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -5% growth rate. The company’s $-0.1 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) shares depreciated -2.59% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.92%. GG’s price now at $10.91 is greater than the 50-day average of $10.66. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $11.08 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 862.59 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 869 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 68.8% of the remaining shares. GG share price finished last trade -0.21% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -1.69%, while closing the session with 2.55% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Goldcorp Inc. (GG) shares were last observed trading -25.58% down since April 18, 2018 when the peak of $14.66 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 0.46% puts GG performance for the year now at 11.33%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 29.57%, a 52-week worst price since Oct. 25, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 8.45% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $10.75 and $10.83. The immediate resistance area is now $11.04 Williams’s %R (14) for GG moved to 49.47 while the stochastic %K points at 64.75.

GG’s beta is 0.24; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $-4.78 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $772 million, which was -9% versus $853 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.07 compared to $0.1 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -30% year-over-year earnings per share growth. GG’s ROA is -20.3%, lower than the 2.24% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 8.27%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) are around $0.04 per share in three months through March with $0.06 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -50% and 20%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 300%, the target being $0.28 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 53.57%, more likely to see it hit the $0.43 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 0%. GG ranks lower in comparison to an average of 0.69% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 6.47%.