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Quest Diagnostics (dgx) Stock Research

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Company Description: Quest Diagnostics Inc. is a US provider of diagnostic testing services including tests for blood cholesterol levels, blood chemistries, cell counts, pap tests, urinalyses, pregnancy tests, substance-abuse tests, and asthma and allergy tests; esoteric testing services, and more, as well as providing assessment services for the life insurance industry. The company also sells its proprietary test kits and systems to hospitals, clinical laboratories, and dialysis centers worldwide. Update

Market Research Update

Health Care Industry Research & Analysis: The health care industry depends on the care of health-related services by professionals for the benefit of patients. Medical device markers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical drug developers and government institutions are major participants in the treatment of sick, injured and disabled patients. Health Care Trading Strategy: Health Care stocks tend to be less sensitive to economic changes. Look for undervalued health care investments at any point in the business cycle when stock prices are low. However, biotech, employment staffing and insurance companies may all decrease during recessions for different reasons. Government intervention is another important factor in health care investments, since government spending in health care is a very large portion of overall health care spending. When governments change spending plans, different sub-sectors in the industry are significantly affected. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Quest Diagnostics possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits. A culture that experiments produces better long term value. Quest Diagnostics's experimentations yield new products and services that outpace competitive threats.

Strategy: Quest Diagnostics has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

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