Analyst Ratings for DaVita Inc. (DVA)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for DVA last month.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DVA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying a possible profit of 14.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 54, implying a possible loss of -17.52 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.64 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.23 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of DVA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -42.4 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. DVA has a PEG ratio of -0.25.

DVA has a 52-week high of 77.90 and a 52-week low of 54.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.13 percent, and 15.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. DVA has a P/E ratio of 10.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DVA value stock report compares DVA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DVA is $12.63 billion. DVA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.