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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DVA. The maximum price target given was 75, which equates to a potential upside of 14.56 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, which equates to a potential downside of -17.52 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of DVA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -42.4 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DVA hit 77.90 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 54.50. Today's price is 20.13 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 15.96 percent. 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 market cap of DVA is $12.63 billion. DVA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.