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.

Several price targets were given for DVA by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 75, implying a possible profit of 14.56 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying potential capital losses of -17.52 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.64 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.23 percent in FY estimates.

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 made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DVA to grow at a rate of -42.4 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of DVA is -0.25.

DVA has traded between a high of 77.90 and a low of 54.50 over the past year. Today's price is 20.13 percent above the 52-week low, and 15.96 percent below the high. DVA has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.63 billion. DVA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.