A Look At Insider Reactions To DaVita Inc. (DVA)

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As of Wednesday close, DaVita Inc.’s (NYSE:DVA) stock was up $0.64, moving up 0.89 percent to $72.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 538,900 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.95 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,323,995, while in the previous 50 days, it was 890,566.

Since last month, DVA stock retreated -24.26%. Shares of the company fell to $65.28 on 11/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $124.81 was reached on 04/20/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $65.28. Since the beginning of this year, DVA’s stock price has dropped by -36.45% or -$41.47, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -42.08% since its 52-week high.


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DVA stock investors should be aware that DaVita Inc. (DVA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 23 days ago on Nov 01. NEHRA JOHN M, the Director of the company, purchased of 5,000 shares for $71.14 on Nov 01. It resulted in a $355,675 investment by the insider. STAFFIERI MICHAEL DAVID added 20,000 shares at an average price of $77.70 on Jun 23. The insider now owns 61,190 shares following the transaction. On Jun 03, Director DESOER BARBARA J sold 2,320 shares at $97.42 apiece. The transaction was valued at $226,010.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, DaVita Inc. (DVA) has a P/E ratio of about 10.58. The stock’s beta is 1.00. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.55, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 12.38, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.57 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, DaVita Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 16.65, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 17.05. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 29.70% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 12.70%. Based on annual data, DVA earned $3.65 billion in gross profit and brought in $11.62 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 99.40%.

In DaVita Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $8.87 billion against cash and short-term investments of $74.31 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DVA’s revenue rose 0.35% to $2.93 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.95 billion. While analysts expected DaVita Inc. to report $2.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.3 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $506.2 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of DaVita Inc. were 16.26 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $12.27 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $90.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at DaVita Inc.’s (DVA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.37%, the RSI 9-day stood at 48.05% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current DaVita Inc. price is up by +4.25% percent or $2.95. At present, DVA shares trade -27.21% below its 20-day simple moving average and -11.92% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -20.44% below its SMA50 and -35.03% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 80.40% and Stochastic coefficient D was 71.41%, while ATR was 2.60. Given the Stochastic reading of 88.07% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 43.59%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.70, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.54.

Analyst Ratings

DaVita Inc. downgraded its rating on DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) to a Hold in a note to investors on November 01, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.

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