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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: DaVita Inc., DVA

DaVita Inc., DVA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialized Health Services in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, DaVita Inc., DVA  has a market cap of 13723.68. Since its IPO date on the 10/31/1995, DaVita Inc., DVA performance year to date is -4.85%. Today DaVita Inc., DVA has gained 0.27%, with a current price of 66.33.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, with return on investment at 6.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, DaVita Inc., DVA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.89. While Total debt/equity is 1.92. With a profit margin of 2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.50%, and operating margin of 10.10%. DaVita Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year DaVita Inc., DVA has seen a EPS growth of -62.60%. A performance for the year of -6.49%. The 52-week high is -15.97%, and the 52-week low is 8.10%. The average volume for DaVita Inc., DVA is 1783500.

With a target price of 79.11, can DaVita Inc., DVA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of DaVita Inc., DVA. DaVita Inc. has a P/E of 39.18 and a forward P/E of 15.96. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.9. DaVita Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.96 and 2.86 respectively. For P/cash, DaVita Inc. has a value of 8.18, while it is 10.68 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 66.33, DaVita Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 7.50%.

Looking more long-term DaVita Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -62.60% for this year and for the last five years a -8.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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