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 highest price target was 75, which equates to a potential upside of 14.56 percent. The lowest price target was 54, implying a possible loss of -17.52 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, compared to last month. 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 made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. DVA has a PEG ratio of -0.25.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DVA hit 77.90 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 54.50. Currently the stock is 20.13 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.63 billion. DVA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.