The shares of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Robert W. Baird in its latest research note that was published on July 26th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $65 price target. Robert W. Baird wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of DaVita Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. UBS advised investors in its research note published on January 8th, 2019, to Neutral the DVA stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from Deutsche Bank when it published its report on January 3rd, 2019. That day the Deutsche Bank set price target on the stock to $60. The stock was given Overweight rating by Barclays in its report released on December 14th, 2018. Raymond James was of a view that DVA is Outperform in its latest report on November 28th, 2018. UBS thinks that DVA is worth Sell rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on November 16th, 2018 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $64.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 6 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 4 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $65.27. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 36.84% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 60.38.
The shares of the company added by 0.63% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $58.70 while ending the day at $59.39. During the trading session, a total of 5 million shares were traded which represents a -117.54% decline from the average session volume which is 2.30M shares. DVA had ended its last session trading at 59.02. DaVita Inc. currently has a market cap of $9.54B, while its P/E ratio stands at 18.06, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.85, with a beta of 1.59. DaVita Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 2.21, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.10. DVA 52-week low price stands at $43.40 while its 52-week high price is $79.11.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.22 earnings per share which is above the $1.11 predicted by most analysts. The DaVita Inc. generated $2,842.71 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $2,861.05 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.91 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 25.41%. DaVita Inc. has the potential to record 3.29 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at BofA/Merrill published a research note on August 7th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $27. UBS also rated WW as Upgrade on January 8th, 2019, with its price target of $119 suggesting that WW could down by -4.19% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $28.65/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 5.86% to reach $29.11/share. It started the day trading at $30.80 and traded between $28.70 and $30.33 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that WW’s 50-day SMA is 22.10 while its 200-day SMA stands at 29.54. At the moment, only of Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.46M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.50 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 44.36%. Looking further, the stock has raised 40.42% over the past 90 days while it gained 3.34% over the last six months.
The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile bought more WW shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $117,959,700 worth of shares.
Similarly, HS Management Partners LLC increased its Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares by +41.46% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 923,050 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 3,149,300 shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. which are valued at $68,182,345. In the same vein, AQR Capital Management LLC increased its Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 1,551,500 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 2,623,888 shares and is now valued at $56,807,175. Following these latest developments, around 8.80% of Weight Watchers International, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.