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Is DaVita Inc.(NYSE: DVA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/31/1995. DaVita Inc. is in the Specialized Health Services industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for DaVita Inc., is 1687.85, and so far today it has a volume of 2879800. Performance year to date since the 10/31/1995 is -8.05%.

To help you determine whether DaVita Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 37.86 and forward P/E is 15.48. PEG perhaps more useful shows that DaVita Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.8. P/S ratio is 0.92 and the P/B ratio is 2.76. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.83 and 10.22 respectively.

At the current price DaVita Inc. is trading at, 64.1 (-2.98% today), DaVita Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.69, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.13% after growing -62.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -67.20%, and 8.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 204.99, and the number of shares float is 204.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 86.60%. The float short is 1.81%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.20%.

The ability for DaVita Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.89 and total debt/equity is 1.92. In terms of margins, DaVita Inc. has a gross margin of 28.50%, with its operating margin at 10.10%, and DaVita Inc. has a profit margin of 2.50%.

The 52 week high is -18.80%, with 4.47% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.30% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.88%.

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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