DaVita Inc (DVA) Stock: Understanding the Volatility

In the past week, DVA stock has gone down by -4.03%, with a monthly decline of -8.83% and a quarterly surge of 19.64%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.27%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.89% for DaVita Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -5.81% for DVA’s stock, with a 18.48% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in DaVita Inc (NYSE: DVA) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for DaVita Inc (NYSE: DVA) is 17.02x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for DVA is 1.06. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

The public float for DVA is 86.23M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.80% of that float. On April 19, 2024, DVA’s average trading volume was 839.62K shares.

DVA) stock’s latest price update

DaVita Inc (NYSE: DVA)’s stock price has dropped by -1.20 in relation to previous closing price of 127.64. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -4.03% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-18 that The latest trading day saw DaVita HealthCare (DVA) settling at $126.11, representing a -1.2% change from its previous close.

Analysts’ Opinion of DVA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DVA stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for DVA by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for DVA in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $133 based on the research report published on March 06, 2024 of the current year 2024.

UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DVA reach a price target of $142, previously predicting the price at $100. The rating they have provided for DVA stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 07th, 2023.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Hold” to DVA, setting the target price at $72 in the report published on November 01st of the previous year.

DVA Trading at -2.45% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DVA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -10.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.89%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.27%, as shares sank -9.13% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.52% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DVA fell by -4.03%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +25.15% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $133.26. In addition, DaVita Inc saw 20.38% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DVA starting from Rodriguez Javier, who sale 7,397 shares at the price of $126.87 back on Feb 27 ’24. After this action, Rodriguez Javier now owns 481,300 shares of DaVita Inc, valued at $938,467 using the latest closing price.

Rodriguez Javier, the Chief Executive Officer of DaVita Inc, sale 67,603 shares at $126.11 during a trade that took place back on Feb 26 ’24, which means that Rodriguez Javier is holding 488,697 shares at $8,525,130 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DVA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.13 for the present operating margin
  • 0.3 for the gross margin

The net margin for DaVita Inc stands at 0.06. The total capital return value is set at 0.11. Equity return is now at value 78.21, with 3.92 for asset returns.

Based on DaVita Inc (DVA), the company’s capital structure generated 0.89 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.24. The debt to equity ratio resting at 8.11. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 4.07.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 2.35 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 4.52. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.79. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.03for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.69. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.19.


To wrap up, the performance of DaVita Inc (DVA) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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