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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 12566.48. Since its IPO date on the 10/31/1995, DaVita Inc., DVA performance year to date is -8.68%. Today DaVita Inc., DVA has gained -0.41%, with a current price of 63.4.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 3.80%, 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 1.83. While Total debt/equity is 1.86. With a profit margin of 4.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.10%, and operating margin of 12.10%. DaVita Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year DaVita Inc., DVA has seen a EPS growth of -62.60%. A performance for the year of -12.84%. The 52-week high is -19.51%, and the 52-week low is 16.33%. The average volume for DaVita Inc., DVA is 132430.

With a target price of 69.64, can DaVita Inc., DVA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of DaVita Inc., DVA. DaVita Inc. has a P/E of 18.41 and a forward P/E of 16.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.36. DaVita Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.86 and 2.64 respectively. For P/cash, DaVita Inc. has a value of 7.99, while it is 11.46 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 63.4, DaVita Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 14.90%.

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 2.58% 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.

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