DaVita Reaches New 52-Week High (DVA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- DaVita (NYSE: DVA) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $104.87, above its previous 52-week high of $103.97 with 42,733 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 676,000 shares over the past 30 days.

DaVita has a market cap of $9.69 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 35.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates DaVita as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full DaVita Ratings Report.

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