DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) finished Friday with an addition of $0.2 to close at $115.61, an upside of 0.17 percent. An average of 558,680 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $3.40 in the past week, and it reached a new high 24 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 672,715 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 615,312.
DVA stock has decreased by -5.32% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $108.65 on 10/14/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/04/21, shares of the company touched a low of $84.14 and a high of $136.48 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 8 times so far this year and lost -1.52% or -$1.79 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -15.29% from the 52-week high.
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61 days have passed since DaVita Inc. (DVA) last reported insider trading activity. Arway Pamela M, who is Director, most recently acquired $365 shares at $133.09 per share on Aug 23. In this transaction, the insider spent $48,578. Director, Price Paula A, disposed of 790 shares at a price of $132.66 on Aug 05. The insider now owns more than $104,804 worth of shares. Prior to that, CFO & Treasurer ACKERMAN JOEL went on to Sale 37,760 shares at $131.36 each on Aug 05. An amount of $4,960,146 was transacted.
DaVita Inc. (DVA) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.07, which compares with the 23.70 for the broader industry and 33.43 for the sector. In the last five years, DaVita Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 81.39 and 8.635. The stock’s beta is 1.27. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 9.63, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 10.71.
The quick ratio of DaVita Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.60, and the current ratio was 1.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 6.89 and a total debt to equity ratio of 7.03 for the quarter ending June 29. DaVita Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 20.04%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 14.40%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $3.56 billion compared to revenue of $11.55 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, DaVita Inc.’s return on assets was 5.00%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 9.65 over the past year.
For the three-month period that ended June 29, DaVita Inc. had $36.7 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $8.8 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $293.82 million in the quarter, while revenues of $237.4 million were grew 31.39%. The analyst consensus anticipated DaVita Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.17 per share, but it turned out to be $2.64, a 21.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $660.16 million. Shareholders own equity worth $104.8 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at DaVita Inc. (DVA) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 55.29%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 11.78%.
As of today, DVA’s price is $113.97 +3.03% or $3.40 from its 5-day moving average. DVA is currently trading -4.45% lower than its 20-day SMA and -3.34% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -11.93% below the SMA50 and -5.40% below the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 69.43% and 52.85%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.34. With the 14-day stochastic at 83.35% and the average true range at 2.41, the RSI (14) stands at 46.52%. The stock has reached 2.35 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 2.00.
Cowen launched coverage on DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) in its analyst report released on September 10, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a a Market perform rating. The consensus rating for DaVita Inc. (DVA) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell DVA, while 8 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is DVA’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $113.00 and $207.00, with a median target of $132.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for DaVita Inc. (DVA) stock is $141.63.